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More than 500 volunteers were out cleaning up yards and doing home maintenance on June 5 for the annual Rocky Mountain Development Council (Rocky) Spirit of Service event.
At age 85, Elmer Osborne needed help replacing the trim and painting the outside of his Helena Valley home and garage. After suffering a back injury in 1994 and undergoing hip replacement surgery two years ago, climbing up and down ladders would have been difficult for him. “I could have probably done it, but it’s hard on me,” he said. However, the team of volunteers who turned out for Wednesday’s Spirit of Service event made sure he didn’t have to.
“We’re walking away from attics with R-11! It won’t pay back to get them to R-50; it’s insane!” These were the concerns of Scott Daniels, Weatherization Supervisor at the Human Resource Council in Missoula, MT. The trend was upsetting and the frustration was palpable. Scott had been tracking the economic limit of insulation measures in homes in their Zone 6 climate and wanted to know what could be done.
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