Winter Weatherization Blitz 2014 - THANK YOU!

On October 25th, 106 volunteers served a total of 450 hours in the 8th annual Winter Weatherization Challenge. Together they weatherized 44 homes/apartments of low-income, disabled, elderly, and veteran residents throughout Story County. The project was a part of Make a Difference Day, a national day of service. Volunteer teams installed plastic over windows, weather stripping, insulation in outlets, and door sweeps. They also provided home owners and renters with information on energy efficiency. Thank you to the following groups, organizations, and individuals who made this event successful:

Hixson Scholars, Construction Engineering Learning Community, Alpha Kappa Lambda, ISU Student Volunteer Services, ISU CyServe Council, ISU AGC Student Chapter, Crawford Connection Group, ISU American Meteorologist Society Student Chapter, Alpha Phi Omega, Delta Upsilon, Tiarks Connection Group, Phi Delta Theta, Spinney House – ISU, Eric Wierson, Jared Fulk, Elizabeth Guttenfelder, Mohamed Elmamoun, Nina Ford, Madeline Cihak, Shannon Cihak, Marc Drey, Huxley HEROS

The Winter Weatherization Challenge is made possible thanks to funding through a grant through the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service and with food donations from Panera Bread of Iowa. Thanks to the dedication of all our volunteers and generosity of our donors, this project continues to be a huge success!

NEW Service-Learning Program in Collins-Maxwell

This fall the Volunteer Center of Story County is working with Collins-Maxwell School District to pilot a service-learning program at the Middle/High School. Students will meet twice a month to learn about their community before designing and executing a service project. 

We are looking for community members from this area who are interested in working with students to go through this process. Meetings will be held twice a month. If you are interested contact Anne Owens for more information.