Together for Lincoln receives grant
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[August 09, 2012]
Together for Lincoln has received a
$10,000 grant from the Decatur-based Energy Assistance Foundation,
according to Norm Newhouse, president of Together for Lincoln.
"Since we received the grant, we have received 37 applications for
weatherization and about 40 additional applications for home
improvement projects," said Newhouse. "If we want to complete all of
these projects, it will take about $34,000. We're about halfway
One of the stipulations of the grant is that it can only be used
on weatherization projects. Since Together for Lincoln became a
501(c)(3) organization earlier this year, it qualified for the
The Energy Assistance Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3)
organization founded in 1982 to provide home weatherization and
heating assistance. Today, the foundation provides year-round
heating and cooling assistance and home weatherization to customers
of Ameren Illinois.
While the deadline for weatherization applications is now past,
applications for general home improvement are still being accepted
through Aug. 22. Applications are available at The Oasis Senior
Center, State Bank of Lincoln's Wal-Mart location, partner churches
or can be completed online at
In its previous four service project days, Together for Lincoln
has completed over 400 projects.
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With the increase in weatherization projects, there will also be
a higher demand for volunteers, especially those who are able to
install windows. Volunteer duties range from carpentry to nursing
home visitations and everything in between. Those wanting to sign up
to volunteer may pick up an application at any of the above
locations or can sign up completely online at Together for Lincoln's
The Together for Lincoln project day will be on a Saturday this
year, Sept. 29. In addition to the project day, there will also be
an interfaith worship service the following day, Sept. 30, at
Lincoln Christian University's Hargrove Chapel. The service will
begin at 7 p.m.
Those who wish to make a financial contribution to Together for
Lincoln may do so by sending a check to Together for Lincoln, P.O.
Box 501, Lincoln, IL 62656.
[Text from file received from Dustin Fulton]