Welcome to Mandy, our newest Board member!

The EnergyCare Board of Directors recently welcomed a new member to their ranks – Amanda “Mandy” LaBrier. Mandy first came to us as a weatherization volunteer, and recently decided she wanted to be more involved in our mission. Please read on to hear Mandy’s own thoughts on EnergyCare and her involvement with us. Welcome, Mandy!…

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Staying Safe in the Heat

The CDC has this to say about the heat: Elderly people (65 years and older), infants and children and people with chronic medical conditions are more prone to heat stress. Air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death. During conditions of extreme heat, spend time in locations with air-conditioning such as…

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Nellie – Our Client of the Week!

Last Friday on Facebook we introduced you to Nellie. We wanted to share a bit more here on our blog. Nellie has owned her Berkeley home for 24 years. She spent 10 of those years caring for her mother, who suffered from dementia, until her passing two years ago. Nellie said while she was busy…

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Growing our programs – enhanced weatherization

“You don’t sleep back there do you?” The contractor just could not believe that our client Vivian slept in her bedroom through the winter when the window wouldn’t shut. She did. She didn’t have a choice. For many homes weather-stripping around doors, applying some rope caulk and putting transparent plastic sheeting over windows is enough to make…

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Cecilia is our Client of the Week!

Cecilia had just been released from the hospital and came home to a house with no working air conditioning. Through your generous donations, EnergyCare was not only able to bring her a window unit air conditioner, but also help with her electric bill. Being able to stay safely cool in her own home is important…

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