Lafayette

Oct 14, 2013 11:01 AM

Lafayette non-profit organizes energy efficiency project

PHOTO CAPTION: Entergy Louisiana check presentation at YoungsvilleCity Hall. Pictured left to right are Pastor Marshall Clotiaux of LivingFaithChurch, Pastor Tommy Faulk of Lafayette First Assembly of God, Pastor Andy Tribe of East Bayou Baptist in Youngsville, Entergy Customer Service Manager Liz Duhon, Love INC Executive Director Lisa Justice, Mission Leader Steve Guin of First Baptist Youngsville, and Youngsville CEO Rick Garner.

Love INC of Lafayette is partnering with Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, the city of Youngsville and area churches on joint energy efficiency project in Youngsville to weatherize two low-income homes.

Love INC will purchase the needed supplies using a $5,000 donation from Entergy. In addition, Entergy employees will volunteer their time and skills to perform electrical work, install energy-efficient light bulbs, caulk windows and doors, and install ceiling fans and energy-efficient air conditioning units at the homes Oct. 15.

Love INC will also coordinate with the local churches to provide skilled volunteers from their congregations to perform any additional work such as carpentry, replacing windows, and installing solar screens and new doors. Youngsville churches participating in the energy efficiency project are Church Without Walls, East Bayou Youngsville, First Baptist Youngsville, Lafayette First Assembly of God and LivingFaithChurch.

"This is a great opportunity for the church community of Youngsville to unite and help their neighbors in need," said Lisa Justice, executive director for Love INC. "With support from Youngsville, Stine, and Entergy's generous donation of money and skilled resources, this event will change the lives of two deserving homeowners."

Love INC, or Love in the Name of Christ, networks local churches, church volunteers and community organizations together to help people in need. For more information, visit loveinclafayette.org.

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