Local group helps low income families winterize their homes

Posted at 3:47 PM, Nov 16, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — This morning volunteers with the Community Action Council tapped into the holiday spirit by winterizing about 50 Lexington homes for people who have a low income or disability.

"This is a great program and a great opportunity to make sure that we're taking care of our neighbors by helping them reduce their utility bills this winter," Community Action Council Executive Director Sharon Price said.

Volunteers sealed all the windows in the homes to keep the heat inside, and the cold out.

CAC partnered with Kentucky Utilities for the volunteer event, and a spokesman tells LEX 18 that sealing windows can save people on average 25 percent on their monthly energy bills.

"It's about how can we better the family? How can we better the situation, and this today is proof of how we can better the situation," CAC volunteer, Kesha Richardson, said.

The CAC also has a program to help low income families with their energy bills throughout the year. You can contact them to get more information at (859) 233-4600.