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....

Our plumber (and weatherization crew member) Rich, installed 20 water heaters in 2014, through Project Home's new Water Heater Replacement 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.

Click here for a story by Channel 3, in Madison, about the start of the program.


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