Joseph (Joe) Meador came into our office for a LIHEAP appointment approximately 2 years ago and our Energy Client Specialist qualified him for our Weatherization program. Joe recently received our weatherization services. We went out to interview Joe to find out more about him and his experience was with our Weatherization crew team.
Let us start out by saying that he is the most delightful person; he is inviting, humorous and extremely knowledgeable. Joe began by telling us his story about how he became disabled from an unfortunate accident in 2012 that lead to him losing his leg. Joe used to be a builder and he built the house he is living in today. He learned the trade from his father.
Joe lives on a fixed income and, with the price of his power bill and the cost of wood for his fireplace, he was struggling financially. He said that it was so cold in his house during the winter months that he would lay under the covers with his dog “Double Tap” or sit inches from his fireplace to feel a little warmth. We asked him how his experience with our Weatherization team was from start to finish and he stated that everyone was gracious, informative and approachable. He said he asked a lot of questions because he built the house and wanted to know why they were doing certain things. He said that his father used to say “you have to let a house breathe when you are building it, don’t tighten everything down”. He learned throughout the weatherization process that he would have changed his approach on how he built homes.
Joe no longer uses his fireplace to heat his home, he uses his furnace that he says works fantastic! He is very appreciative of the work they performed. He and Double Tap are finally warm and they love it!
Thank you all so much! You don’t just help people fix their energy problems you give them hope and renew their faith. God bless you all, and thank you for your hard-work and kindness.
I am writing to thank the entire weatherization team who worked so diligently in order to make our home safer, and so much warmer. We not only can feel the difference, we notice it in our monthly energy bill. We are greatly blessed to have had the opportunity to receive such excellent and truly helpful services. We are ever so grateful! Before you guys came to our rescue, both our boiler and our energy bill had been a complete nightmare. Now we are confident that we can keep our children warm at night. So thanks, each and every one of you who worked so hard in making our project such a success. It has truly made an enormous difference in our lives. We no longer feel guilty about turning the heat on in our home, thanks to your courteous and professional staff. Our family now has peace of mind, and that is priceless!
I originally signed paperwork three years ago to have my home weatherized. It was finished this month with the most wonderful results. We have baseboard heaters that we try not to turn on often as cost is outrageous and it never even gets the house warm, just tolerable. We also have a wood stove that we try to use as our main source but the ventilation wasn’t proper and no matter how full we stoked the fire before bed, when we woke up in the middle of the night the fire was always out in the morning leaving the house absolutely freezing to the point of cruelness.
Since Community Action Council has been here this month is the warmest my house have ever been. We not only have wood in the morning after stoking the fire but can let the fire die out pretty early on in the night and still have a warm house when we wake up. The difference it has made to me and my family is something I can never really say thank you for. It means more than you know and I wanted to let you know what an impact you’ve had on my family’s overall well being and warmth. I just can’t say thank you enough. You will never really know the impact you have made on my family’s life, but I wanted to let you know how important your job is to so many families even if you don’t get a thank-you from all of them. I’m sure they feel the same way. You are changing lives in ways you don’t even know. I know this letter is just words from someone you helped doing your job, but the feeling and protection you’ve given my house will last for years to come.
Hello, I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for this wonderful program for low income citizens. We recently found ourselves low income from a job loss and only part time work, and we went in for PUD assistance but were informed we could have someone help to make our home energy efficient and the air quality to be safe. We met Adam first and he was very nice and explained many things about our home to us. The workers came back in a timely manner and worked on our home for the next couple of days. They were very respectable, we don’t wear shoes in our home, and they happily complied and they were very pleasant and friendly. The work that they did was very well done and we have no complaints.
We thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to have our home made healthy and efficient. This program is excellent and I hope the funding will continue so it will help other low income families like us.
We want to thank all of you who worked so hard in making our home more energy efficient. We can feel the difference in the heating and ventilation. Our house stays more evenly warm and cool now. Thank goodness for people like you who do that for people that can’t afford to do these things for their home. Thank you for all the education on saving energy! God Bless all of you and thank you for the Weatherization Program. Keep up the good work.