Westside Health Authority (WHA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated "to the health and well being of the residents of the Austin and Westside communities of Chicago" [see healthauthority.org]. Volunteers from their 'Good Neighbor Project', provided by the Senior Case Manager at the Youth Development Center of WHA, allied with H.O.M.E. to help a senior in the cold winter days.
On Monday, H.O.M.E. provided the materials as well as a weatherization tutorial to the volunteers, who then sealed the windows of the senior's house.
--Mrs. Titone, Senior Case Manager of Youth Development Center
Besides the WHA weatherization program, we had more going on: on Saturday, we had 20 volunteers from Chicago Area Peace Corps Association (CAPCA), a nonprofit community-supporting organization, as well as 8 university students from the Illinois Union Office of Volunteer Programs (OVP). Thanks to all of the volunteers' support, many seniors have a warm home in the cold winter months. It doesn't need many words to describe how things were going that day:
--Mrs. Owen, CAPCA volunteer
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