BIG Sale Grant Recipients
In exchange for providing volunteers and meals for volunteers during the Don’t Throw it Away collections in May, ACT has chosen the following community partners to receive BIG Sale energy efficient mini-grants this year (2016-2017):
Watauga County Arts Council installed new energy efficient windows.
Ashe County Sharing Center installed new energy efficient windows.
Watauga Humane Society installed energy efficient window treatments and a programmable thermostat.
Casting Bread Food Pantry conducted an energy audit.
The 2015-2016 BIG Sale grant recipients were:
Watauga County Habitat for Humanity will be updating the lighting system at their ReStore.
The Hunger and Health Coalition will be replacing outdated and ineffiecient refrigerators used for their prepared meals program.
The 2014-2015 BIG Sale grant recipients were:
Avery County Habitat for Humanity will be updating the electrical system in their ReStore.
F.A.R.M. Cafe will be replacing a residential water heater with an energy efficent commercial water heater.
The 2013-2014 BIG Sale grant recipients were:
Hospitality House of Boone has installed solar thermal panels thanks to a BIG Sale energy-efficency grant as well as a grant from BREMCO and has begun raising funds for photovaltaic (solar electric) system for their facility.
WAMY Community Action installed insulation and sealed their attic space to cut down on their heating bills come winter. This is a special community partner because WAMY has weatherized so many of their clients’ homes, we know they have already “paid it forward!”
Joy Cove Group Home changed out lightbulbs and some fixtures to increase their energy efficiency and weatherized their group homes to cut down on electricity costs.