Solar Project Featured on WDAZ!

RRVCA’s first solar heating installation was featured on WDAZ’s 6:00, 10:00 and morning news!  Lezlie Johnson did a great job putting the story together and homeowner, Traci Thompkins, was superb in her first television appearance.  Click here to watch the story.

This initial installation was done as part of a training with the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance based in Pine River, MN.  The training, held in Grand Forks in early May, was attended by local contractors and RRVCA staff.

This project would not have been possible without the good work of local contractors including Accurate Electric, Easy Living Remodeling, Kolenda Heating and Cooling, Vilandre’s and members of RRVCA’s weatherization crew.

If you’d like to learn about how you can save money on your energy bill with solar or any of our high efficiency options, call 746-5431 and ask for Jason or go to our website.

 

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You can make a difference!!

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What is the shelter:

The Ernie J. Norman Shelter is a shelter for homeless women and children. Red River Valley Community Action has been providing a safe and secure home enviroment to women and children who need shelter because of a crisis in their lives.  The women at the shelter work with case managers to establish goals, individualized services support on a case by case basis.    

What will your donation be used for:

As a member of  our community you have the power to help homeless women and children make a new begining and stay in a safe supportive environment. Any cash donations recieved will be put towards hygeine products, household items, clothing, groceries and other materials that are needed to help maintain the shelter. If you would like more information about the shelter and our services you can contact Shelly or Tracy at Red River Valley Community Action 701-7465431

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See you at the Home & Garden Show!

Red River Valley Community Action will be at the Home Design and Garden show Mar 25-27.  We’ll be featuring two of our programs for homeowners.

HOMECENTS: This program provides low-moderate income homeowners in certain parts of Grand Forks with zero-low interest loans for home rehab.  Learn more

SERC: Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers is a grant program for low-moderate income homeowners in Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina and Walsh counties.  This program includes everything from furnaces and hot water heaters to geothermal and solar.  Learn more

See you at the Home Show!

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SAVE MONEY! On Your Energy Bills

Looking to save money on your utility bill?  You can with homegrown clean energy solutions offered by Red River Valley Community Action.

A new program called SERC (Sustainable Energy Resources for Consumers) provides homeowners with the most advanced energy efficiency and renewable energy systems available.  We are featuring technologies that perform well in cold climates and also lower heating bills.  Owner-occupied homes in Grand Forks, Nelson, Pembina and Walsh counties are eligible for SERC.  There will be a focus on the near north side and near south side neighborhoods in Grand Forks.

Income limits for Grand Forks residents are as follows: Income up to $35,750 for a household of one; $40,850 for a household of two; $45,950 for a household of three; $51,050 for a household of four; $55,150 for a household of five.

Red River Valley Community Action Agency, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people improve their lives, has over 35 years of experience weatherizing homes.  We installed some of the first solar panels in the region.  RRVCA also operates the HomeCents home improvement and rehabilitation program which offers low-to-no interest loans for home repairs in targeted areas of Grand Forks (including the Near North Side and Near South Side).  HomeCents loans can be combined with SERC projects to offer maximum benefit.

If you are interested in signing up or want to learn more, call RRVCA (746-5431) and ask for Jason or go to our SERC page.  Once we make sure you qualify for the program, we’ll meet with you to figure out the best ways to lower your energy bills.

We are looking for responsible and accountable homeowners. Contact us today to learn how we can help you lower your energy bills!