Coming in from the cold, together
- August 11, 2017
- Heat Smart
It’s a cold, cold world out there, and we’re working with some great partners to make it a bit warmer.
Heat Smart recently made a connection with Rebuilding Together, and right now we’re working with them on a project in Chicago, set to launch this October. As you may know, Rebuilding Together is a nonprofit that brings volunteers and communities together to help low-income homeowners whose homes have fallen into disrepair.
We’re also once again working with veterans and National Grid’s Customer Care Outreach Team to benefit returning veterans. This year we’ll be dovetailing with Veteran Service Organization Stand Down events at six locations in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York. Our partnership last year with Veterans Inc. helped raise funds for nearly 800 kits (see Nov 2016 blog for details).
More immediately, we’re hitting the road to make even more connections. Our President, Donna Montaquila, will be at AESP Summer Conference in Toronto from August 29-31, while Jim Lawlor, our ombudsman, will be at the Community Action Partnership’s Annual Convention in Philadelphia, also August 29-31. If you’re attending either show, be sure to stop by and see us. Or email and we’ll set up a convenient time to meet.
The more we work together, the more we can help America’s heat insecure. Remember as you set your budget for 2018, Heat Smart can help you achieve your outreach goals, cost-effectively. We have already helped over 500,000 people by partnering with utilities, CAP programs, government heat assistance programs, non-profits and tribe welfare programs to assist in executing their missions.
Do you have a project we can help you with? Call us!