FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
CONTACT: Jayson O’Neill 406-444-9844
First Lady to Help Weatherize Home in Missoula Tomorrow
HELENA—First Lady Nancy Schweitzer will help a Montana Conservation Corps crew
weatherize a home in Missoula tomorrow. The First Lady's participation is part of the
Governor’s Office of Community Service new Winter Ready campaign (ready.mt.gov)
that highlights tips, resources, and encourages our citizens to help each other this winter
The Warm Hearts Warm Homes weatherization program is a partnership between the
Montana Conservation Corps, the Department of Public Health and Human Services, and
11 Montana’s Community action agencies (HRDC’s). In late October and November,
Montana Conservation Corps members install low cost weatherization measures (like
CFL light bulbs and plastic over window) in the homes of low income residents. Since
2005, over 4,500 homes have received weatherization assistance in 123 communities,
including all seven Indian reservations. The Montana Conservation Corps anticipates
serving an additional 1500+ homes this fall.
WHO: First Lady Nancy Schweitzer, Montana Conservation Corps
WHAT: Weatherize a home through the Warm Hearts Warm Homes
WHEN: TOMORROW – Thursday, October 29, 2009, 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: 2175 Bluebird Drive, Missoula, MT
11:45AM – Thank First Interstate Bank for participating in statewide One Warm Coat
drive, 101 E Front St, Missoula. Visit ready.mt.gov for more information.