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Clinton Organization Meets Community Need

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" I have about 18 windows in this small house," said Marlo Fuglsang.

Each window in Marlo Fuglsang's home lets cold winter air in.

" These windows are not the best. This plastic really helps keep the cold air out and I've noticed my utility bill has gone down during the winter."

Volunteers from the Retired Senior Volunteer Program stepped in the help Fuglsang and many other families.  From unrolling, cutting, straightening and folding shrink wrap.  

"We're trying to meet a community need for plastic for anybody who has windows that need plastic," said Tammy Meyer.

More than 200 volunteers are going into 200 homes each year.  

Bob Sheppard has been giving his time to the organization for five years.  

 

"If you can keep your house warmer your house warmer you don't have to raise your thermostat so high. It's a really big energy saver," said Bob Sheppard. "There's a lot of people that need help out there and we're able to provide some of it."

 

Once Fuglsang's windows are sealed with shrink wrap, the organization will move on to the next home, continuing to make a difference in the community.  

"It's good for them. Its good for the volunteers, and its also good for the community," said Meyer.

For Marlo, it's a feeling of warmth that will last long past winter.

 

"This is a big help for me because I would have to find the money to go out and buy this for these windows," said Fuglsang.