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Want to Volunteer In Waltham? Now Is the Chance!

Help make a difference in Waltham.

Want to hone your home maitnence skills and volunteer in Waltham?

Well, Saturday, Jan. 14 is your chance! WATCH CDC, a local group that helps people find affordable homes, is looking for volunteers to make energy efficient improvement to a Spruce Street home on Jan. 14, according to WATCH CDC press release.The improvements are intendd to help the residents save money.

WATCH is still seeking volunteers. No experience is necessary and anybody interested can contact, 781-891-6689m x200 or watch@watchcdc.org.

Cambridge-based HEET will be assisting with technical assistance, while the Massachusetts Service Alliance’s MLK Day of Service grant program is funding it.

The home belongs to a two sisters who purchased it in 1981 and live there with their father, who is 100 years old, and their brother, according to WATCH CDC. The sister moved into the building in 1976 and currently rent three other units to tenants.

“ This is a great community event.  The homeowners and their tenants will save significant money and live in a more comfortable home. The volunteers learn about cheap, simple, really effective changes they can take use to save money at their own homes and all of us feel great about working together towards a common goal of environmental protection," said WATCH CDC Executive Director Erica Schwarz in a statement.

The improvements come after WATCH did an audit in December that indicated the family was using more water and electricity than necessary due to inefficient utility systems, according to WATCH. The audit also showed other areas of the house that could be made more energy efficient.

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