BPA volunteers help weatherize home

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Bagley Downs — On Oct. 27, volunteers from the Bonneville Power Administration helped weatherize a home being renovated for low-income ownership. Americans Building Community is leading the effort to renovate a home on Nicholson Road. BPA employees worked on the project as part of the agency’s annual Community Weatherization Day.

photoFrom left, Scott Wilson, Sherra Neal, Anna Cosola and Mark Ralston help remove old siding and tar paper from a home during Bonneville Power's volunteer weatherization day.

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The volunteers removed old siding and installed insulated panels to decrease the home’s heat loss. They also demolished old concrete, pulled down rusted gutters and removed overgrown vegetation. After the renovation is complete, a qualified low-income buyer will be able to purchase the home through the Southwest Washington Community Land Trust.

photoBonneville Power Administration's Cesar Romero helps move insulated panels into place while BPA electronics technician Bob Tafolla looks on.

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