A rural electric cooperative recently partnered with one dozen churches to provide energy efficiency improvements at more than 60 homes in the Stillwater and Perkins area.
About 150 church volunteers gathered Oct. 22 at the Central Rural Electric Cooperative, 304 S Boomer Road, to form teams that spread throughout Stillwater and Perkins neighborhoods.
Jillianne Tebow, the cooperative’s communication’s specialist, said the event, called “Energy Makeover Day,” was created by the electric cooperative to provide simple weatherization improvements for homeowners.
She said some homes were selected for the program through Stillwater Mobile Meals, the churches recommended homes, and some homeowners requested the assistance.
Tebow said the makeover program began about three years ago, but this was the first year for the partnership with churches. She said getting churches involved in the project seemed to make sense.