Community Action, Inc.
Primarily Serving Clarion and Jefferson Counties, Pennsylvania

Weatherization Day - October 30th

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Community Action, Inc. recognizes national Weatherization Day and the energy savings, health, and safety benefits weatherizing your home or apartment.
Annually October 30th is declared national Weatherization Day, to recognize the successes and energy savings the Department of Community and Economic Development's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides to thousands of households each year. Established in 1976 by the U.S. Department of Energy, WAP was created to help reduce dependence on foreign oil and reduce energy costs for vulnerable families. As WAP grew, the benefits expanded to include improved health and safety for families, jobs, and new technology. WAP has proven to be a cost effective and successful program in every state in the country and is especially valuable in rural areas where energy costs are higher. For every dollar invested, WAP returns $4 to the community in energy, health, and safety benefits and saves the average household $283 per year. Trained Weatherization workers use computerized energy assessments and advanced diagnostic equipment to establish a comprehensive analysis of the home to determine the most cost effective measures for energy improvements and to identify any health or safety concerns for the residents. Eligible renters or homeowners may qualify for air sealing and weather-stripping; wall, attic, or crawlspace insulation; duct sealing; furnace repairs / replacement; installation of attic ventilation, and replacement of broken glass. Qualified and insured local contractors and vendors perform the work and a Certified Quality Control Inspector ensures all work has been completed correctly and the home is safe for the residents. Community Action, Inc. (CAI) provides weatherization services to renters and homeowners in Clarion, Jefferson, or Indiana Counties who make less than 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines; for a household of four, this is less than $51,500. In addition, CAI partners with the County Assistance Offices to enable the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to provide services to individuals experiencing no heat situations. In the past two years, CAI has weatherized 68 homes and provided 465 service calls to homes without heat in the tri-county area. Join Community Action, Inc. in recognizing national Weatherization Day and improving the energy efficiency of your home and the health and safety of your family by contacting Community Action, Inc. at (814) 938-3302 or 800-648-3381, extension 217 for more information and to check your eligibility.

Toys for Tots Registration Open

Toys for Tots logo
The United States Marine Corps Reserve Ebensburg Unit and Community Action, Inc. announced Toys for Tots registration dates for eligible Jefferson County residents. Registration will take place: • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at The Foundry, 45 West Main Street, Reynoldsville Or via telephone, November 1, 2019 - December 6, 2019 by calling, Community Action, Inc. at 814-938-3302, ext. 236. To enroll children ages birth to 16, parents or guardians must provide the following: photo identification; proof of current local address; proof of income or government assistance; and proof of guardianship if the child's name is different from the parent/guardian.

Hunger & Homeless Awareness 5K Run/Walk Event

The 1st Annual Hunger & Homeless Awareness 5K Run/Walk Event is being held Saturday, November 16, 2019. For more information contact Cheryl Craft, Jefferson County Shelter Task Force member, at 814-938-3302 ext. 215.
Run/Walk Event Flyer

Weatherization Contractors Needed

Flyer with information about CAI

Community Action, Inc. Board of Directors

Back Row: Commissioner Wayne Brosius; Richard Fetterman (President); Lori Brown; Lee Stewart (Treasurer); Ron Wilshire (Vice President) Front Row: Granville Carter; Rebecca Mitchell; Renee Vowinckel; Robin Lutz (representing Senator Scott Hutchinson; Pam Johnson (Assistant Secretary); Deborah Shook; Zachery Zankey (representing Representative Cris Dush). Missing: Representative Donna Oberlander; Clara Belloit; Melva McGranor; Mayor Rich Beck; Commissioner Jack Matson; Amy Ortz

Back Row: Commissioner Wayne Brosius; Richard Fetterman (President); Lori Brown; Lee Stewart (Treasurer); Ron Wilshire (Vice President) Front Row: Granville Carter; Rebecca Mitchell; Renee Vowinckel; Robin Lutz (representing Senator Scott Hutchinson; Pam Johnson (Assistant Secretary); Deborah Shook; Zachery Zankey (representing Representative Cris Dush). Missing: Representative Donna Oberlander; Clara Belloit; Melva McGranor; Mayor Rich Beck; Commissioner Jack Matson; Amy Ortz