Water Heater Replacement Program
Donate and help return hot water to area homeowners in need!
Each $1000 raised will allow us to replace a water heater for an area, income-eligible, homeowner. Since January 2014, we've helped senior citizens, veterans, single-parent families and people with significant health issues or disabilities, by returning hot water to 49 area homes.
DONATE NOW or send a check to Project Home! Please note "Water Heater Program" on the memo line.
2016 PROGRAM SPONSORS
A BIT ABOUT THE PROGRAM....
WHO: In 2014, Project Home, (a local private non-profit), with the support of sponsors Madison Gas and Electric Foundation, Inc., the New Glarus Brewing Company, CUNA Mutual Foundation, The Evjue Foundation, Inc. and private members of the community, established a privately funded water heater replacement program to help meet a need for area low-to-moderate income homeowners.
WHY: Each year, we receive numerous calls from senior citizens, veterans, single-parent families and people with significant health issues or disabilities, in our community, looking for help to replace their non-functioning water heaters. This is a health and safety related problem for these homeowners and a significant expense that is usually not covered under other government programs.
WHAT WE DID: In our inaugural year....
- Sponsors and donors allowed us to meet our goal of replacing 20 water heaters (we met this annual goal with our 20th water heater replacement on June 17th – demonstrating the need for this program).
- We stayed within our budget while providing recipients with quality water heaters and quality workmanship. (we installed Bradford White and Rheem which carry longer warranties than most other brands)
- We began to address a previously unmet need and showed the capacity to help more community members.
Here is an interview with NBC15 about the Water Heater Replacement Program.