Letter to the Editor

Putnam RISE to help local family in need

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

To the Community of Greencastle and Putnam County:

Putnam RISE -- an initiative to help individuals and families save money while also saving energy -- is in need of your help. We are planning to do a Green Home Makeover this fall with the hope of helping out a local family or household. More specifically, we are hoping to help those who have been hit by tough times or who could really benefit from having their utility bills cut significantly.

The Green Home Makeover will provide up to $10,000 worth of renovation to a particular household that will lower utility costs and increase energy efficiency. These improvements might include anything from new windows to new doors to added insulation. Plus, Shuee & Sons Great Buys Plus is graciously donating four Energy-Star appliances to be included in the makeover. All we need now is the family or the household, and that is where you can help us.

Do you know a family that would really benefit from this type of makeover? If you do, please contact us at Putnam RISE Weatherization, P.O. Box 367, Greencastle. You may also contact us by email at putnamrise@gmail.com. You are also welcome to contact us if you'd like to help be a part of the Green Home Makeover.

We are looking forward to meeting the family or household that will receive this work, and we would love to hear from you.


Sue Murray, Mayor

Bill Shuee, owner and operator of Shuee & Sons Great Buys Plus

Greencastle Civic League

Greencastle Ministerial Association