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VCCA to host energy efficiency workshop

Published 5:48pm Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Volunteer Connections of Central Alabama is set to host an educational lunch on home energy efficiency as cold weather approaches.

VCCA will host a lunch and learn on energy efficiency Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at VCCA located at 5030 Highway 280, Suite C in the Karen Channell State Farm Building.

Mikki Ruttan, marketing account manger with Alabama Power Company, will be the presenter.

Carley Cummins, project director for VCCA, said the public is invited to the lunch.

“They’re going to talk to our seniors about energy efficiency. The entire public is invited, but we do gear it toward seniors,” Cummins said. “It’s during lunch, so they can bring a sack lunch, and we provide tea and dessert. Then they can get back to work within that hour.”

Cummins said the presentation is aimed at helping those who attend understand ways to make their homes more energy efficient for the upcoming cool temperatures.

“Some seniors live in older homes, so sometimes your insulation will break down,” Cummins said. “So, it’s just not as efficient. That’s what Mikki is going to talk about and go over during the presentation.”

Cummins added that VCCA is geared toward the elderly and those with low income and has many more programs like this one coming up.

“Most of what we do is geared toward seniors and low income. That’s why we provide these kinds of things,” Cummins said. “Our mission statement is that Volunteer Connections provides a diverse group of board members and volunteers who create, develop and implement programs to meet the needs of seniors and low income in the community.”

Call 256-234-0347 to make reservations for the lunch and learn by Thursday, 10 a.m.