Connecting the Community to Winter Resources

As the temperature drops in December, we’d like to share a story from our Community Building Blocks (CBB) Partner, the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (DCPSC), which is continuing its campaign to help make the Nation’s Capital a Winter Ready Nation. This past October, the DCPSC held its third annual “Winter Ready DC event and the theme was “Connecting the Community to Winter Resources.”

For the event, the DCPSC asked Forklift if we could provide some materials for their presenters to use as a display. In response, we invited them to apply to our Community Building Blocks (CBB) Program, which awards materials grants to nonprofits, schools, community gardens, and other community-based projects and events. They applied immediately, and were granted a free standing window and door to use for their demonstration of winterization tips.

The window and door are Forklift materials that were used as display items to demonstrate weatherization tips for event attendees.

The props were such a successful addition to the event, that we received the following message:

“Thank you again for all of your help with this event. The props that you provided really transformed the look and feel of the event. I have attached a few pictures that highlight how the door and window was used for Winter Ready DC.  Once again, thank you for all of your efforts.” –Wendy N.

The event brought together utility representatives, home professionals, contractors, and community leaders in an effort to better prepare families and businesses in the District with upcoming winter energy bills. The DCPSC invited utility representatives to discuss their energy efficiency and customer assistance programs available to D.C. residents who may need assistance with high utility bills during the winter months. And, they invited home professionals to provide practical tips on how to winterize your home on a budget. Community leaders also attended so that they could relay the information to their constituents.

We’d like give the DCPSC a shout out for continuing their efforts to assist DC residents with energy preparedness!