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Energy Efficiency Improvements Help Chestnut Hill Neighbors in Need

Volunteers NEEDED! Help make homes in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood more energy efficient and comfortable during weather extremes. Your helping hands can make the difference for someone in need.

Volunteer Opportunities:

October 4, 11, 20, & 27
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Click here to sign up
Learn more at HON.org/hes

Contact: Jaclyn@hon.org

or (615) 298-1108 Ext. 405

Our goal is to complete work in 10 homes over four days in October, and we need your help!

  • Groups and individuals encouraged to sign up. Perfect team-building opportunity (can accommodate up to 10 volunteers per home).
  • NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! All work is supervised by a Project Leader, and all equipment and materials are provided.
  • Volunteers will install attic and basement insulation, weather stripping to doors and windows, rain gardens and shade trees, and other upgrades.
  • Volunteers should wear comfortable work clothes and closed-toe shoes. Lunch, water, and snacks will be provided.
  • Be prepared to have fun and learn simple energy savings tips for your own home!

About this Project
Chestnut Hill is a small, diverse community in South Nashville with a strong community spirit. Most homes in the neighborhood date back to the 1930s and have had very little weatherization work done on them. All homes participating in this program are owner-occupied and low-income. Community partners making this project possible include the Village Fund, LetterLogic, the Urban Land Institute, Vanderbilt University Peabody College of Education & Human Development, and 12South Neighborhood Association.