500 Window Dressers Insulating Inserts Ordered
by Elissa Armstrong
This summer Window Dressers volunteers from West End Neighborhood Association (WENA) and Portland Climate Action Team measured 500 windows for insulating window inserts. The inserts are all for homes in Portland, many in the West End. Thanks to West End News, Portland Forecaster and the online community NextDoor West End for spreading the word. Window inserts save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and keep homes more comfortable during the heating season.
Now it’s time for the Window Dressers Community Build!
Customers and other volunteers will assemble those 500 window inserts, wrap them in plastic and apply weather-stripping. Those who receive the inserts often work side-by-side with community volunteers. Everyone is welcome to participate, although those under 16 may not have the attention span or dexterity needed. All insert assembly tasks are taught on site and no particular skills are needed.
The Portland/WENA Window Dressers Community Build will take place between October 15th to 25th, with morning shifts generally from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and afternoon shifts from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The build space is located at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, 34 Gray Street. Please enter through the back entrance.
Please sign up for one or more shifts. Organizers will provide lunch from 12:30 to 1 p.m. for those finishing or starting a shift.
WENA and Portland Climate Action Team are grateful to Bangor Savings Bank for a generous contribution to help donate inserts for 14 windows at the Maine Irish Heritage Center.
To sign up to volunteer at the Portland/WENA Community Build, please go to the SignUp site at http://signup.com/go/umNVwEw.