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BIG Sale Grant Recipients

The 2018-2019 BIG Sale Energy Efficient Grants were awarded to three community partner organizations that provided volunteers and meals for ASU volunteers during the Don’t Throw it Away collections in May.

Congratulations to Horse Helpers of the High Country, Hospitality House of Boone, and Watauga Humane Society!

Thank you for partnering with us and working towards a more efficient High Country! 

The 2017-2018 BIG Sale grant recipients were:
Blackburn Community Outreach installed a solar system and energy efficient, commercial refrigerator into their mobile market vehicle. 
Habitat for Humanity Restore replaced existing external lighting with solar light sources. 
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture insulated their basement office space and installed LED lighting. 
Spirit Ride installed solar powered pastures. 


The 2016-2017 BIG Sale grant recipients were:

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 updated the lighting system at their ReStore.
The Hunger and Health Coalition replaced outdated and ineffiecient refrigerators used for their prepared meals program.


The 2014-2015 BIG Sale grant recipients were:

Avery County Habitat for Humanity updated the electrical system in their ReStore. 
F.A.R.M. Cafe replaced a residential water heater with an energy efficent commercial water heater.
Farm Incubator Grower's Project at Maverick Farms installed solar panels to reduce the amount of electricity used to run their well and supply their cold storage for produce. 


The 2013-2014 BIG Sale grant recipients were:

Hospitality House of Boone 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.