Community Action Council & KU help people save on energy this winter

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Volunteers from across central Kentucky joined the Community Action Council to prepare homes in the area for the upcoming winter.

The event Saturday was part of the annual WinterBlitz program sponsored by Kentucky Utilities. This marks the 14th year that the Community Action Council and Kentucky Utilities have teamed up for this annual event.

Through WinterBlitz, people who are low-income or disabled are able to get their homes winterized before the cold winter air hits.

For Johnnie Rabizee, the cold weather means a major increase in her electric bill and a strain on her budget.

"In the springtime, my light bill goes maybe $75 but in the winter time, it's anywhere from $275 and up," said Rabizee, one of many homeowners who received help.

Volunteers put plastic over windows to help winterize homes for those in need, which will cut down on utility costs.

"Everything that people are willing to assist you with, to me, that's a blessing and I don't take it for granted," Rabizee said.

Cameron Minter with the Community Action Council said the work they do in these homes is something any homeowner can do to save this winter.

"Being able to cover up the windows prevents a lot of the heat escaping and that's whats essential during this time so that you can cut that thermostat down and save some money," Minter said.

This year's WinterBlitz was able to help more than 40 homeowners in need.

If anyone would like to donate, you can fill out the information on the back of your electric bill or call the Community Action Council.



 
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