One Millionth Home Weatherized in Twin Falls
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) - Thursday marked the one millionth home to be weatherized in the last three years nationwide.
It was a collaboration of the South Central Community Action Partnership, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, the National Association of State Community Services Programs, and the Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho.
One million homes weatherized. It's no easy feat.
Beginning in 1976, the Federal Weatherization Assistance Program has made homes of low–income families more energy efficient, safer, and healthier nationwide.
"It's been wonderful. I can already tell that our home seems to be getting up to the right temperature and lowering to the right temperature quicker. It's more comfortable,” said Dawnette Crofts, Homeowner.
The South Central Community Action Partnership has weatherized over 6000 homes in the Magic Valley. This one however, is very special for everyone.
"There were only two organizations in the United States selected – us and one in Pennsylvania,” said Ken Robinette SCCAP.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act granted $5 billion to the weatherization network in which 4.3 million went to the SCCAP, allowing it to weatherize 1,034 homes.
For the Crofts, the future now looks much brighter and warmer.
"This is a good program. They have been very helpful to us. We always try to live frugally, while saving money and this has been a big benefit to that,” said Adam Crofts, Homeowner.
“It has been an exciting thing and a blessing,” said Dawnette Crofts.
Blessing number one million.
SCCAP has employed and trained 44 energy technicians and worked with 34 local area contractors to weatherize low–income households in the Magic Valley.
For more information about the weatherization assistance program, log onto www.sccap-id.org.