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July 19, 2011
 
 

HomeAid Partners with Walmart for Green Retrofit to Benefit Decatur Cooperative Ministry

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HomeAid Partners with Walmart for Green Retrofit to Benefit Decatur Cooperative Ministry

On July 18, HomeAid Atlanta began an energy efficiency retrofit at a Decatur home operated by Decatur Cooperative Ministry (DCM), a nonprofit organization serving homeless families in the Decatur/DeKalb area. The project is the first of its kind as part of a new national Environmental Sustainability Program recently launched by HomeAid Atlanta’s parent organization, HomeAid America and funded by a grant from the Walmart Foundation.

HomeAid Atlanta has partnered with WellHome, an affiliate of Masco Home Services, to complete the green, energy saving upgrades at the home. In addition, GE Appliances and Lighting is providing new, more efficient appliances. It is estimated that these improvements will reduce the home’s energy use by at least 40 percent, allowing DCM to focus more of their funding on direct client services, like counseling, job training and financial education.

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