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Jun062016

Community Action of Southern Kentucky Receives $12,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Family Literacy

Scottsville, KY – June 6, 2016–Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Community Action of Southern Kentucky a $12,000 grant to support family literacy. This local grant award is part of over $7.1 million in grants awarded to more than 900 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves.

“We are very fortunate to have community partners like the Dollar General Literacy Foundation that help us fulfill our mission and improve the lives of families in Allen County, KY,” said Melissa Weaver, CEO/Executive Director at Community Action of Southern Kentucky. “It is our hope to use these funds to make a difference in the lives of our families with pre-school age children and those in need of employment skills. We have no other funds that are specific to literacy in any of our other 10 counties, which makes this funding so special and efffective.”

Community Action’s literacy efforts are focused on:

• Improving math, writing, reading, grammar, and computer skills for unemployed and underemployed adults through real life experiences

• Education and early childhood development to provide all children with a safe, nurturing, engaging, enjoyable, and secure learning environment, in order to help them gain the awareness, skills, and confidence necessary to succeed in their present environment, and to deal with later responsibilities in school and in life

• PACT(Parent and Child Together) time to help parents see themselves as their children’s first teacher, see how their children learn best, and to provide an opportunity for parents to interact with their children in a learning environment where teachers can model learning strategies and offer support

“Consistent with our mission of Serving Others, we are excited to provide these organizations with funding to further literacy and education across the communities we call home,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “It is always so exciting to see the true and meaningful impact the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has on both children and adults looking to improve their lives through literacy.”

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $120 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 7.3 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

About Community Action of Southern Kentucky

At Community Action of Southern Kentucky, our mission is “We team with community partners to provide human services with dignity and respect, empowering people in Southern Kentucky to achieve stability and economic security. We have a heart for the people in our communities. We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to be safe, clothed, fed, warm, educated, healthy and most of all have hope. It is our privilege and responsibility to help people achieve these things and have access to all resources. We are a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation funded by Federal, state, and local government funding, private contributions, and user fees. Community Action is governed by a board of directors, representing elected officials, community representatives, and low income citizens and advocates. Professional and dedicated support staff are assigned to the various programs in each county. With a budget and assets over $15 million, Community Action maintains approximately 35 program facilities in our 10-county area.

About the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education as part of the company’s mission of Serving Others for over 20 years. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $120 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 7.3 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.org.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operates 12,483 stores in 43 states as of January 29, 2016. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.

Tuesday
May312016

Should You Replace an Old Water Heater?

Will replacing the old water heater save money?

by Paul Davis, Weatherization Director

A standard 50 gallon water heater with a set point of 120 degrees will use an estimated $500.00 of electricity per year, the new style heat pump water heaters which are designed to heat the same amount of water will cost you $180.00 / $200.00 per year.

Based on these numbers your annual savings would be $300.00 per year!!!!

The cost of the new appliance and the installation will vary but would average around $2000.00 if the life expedience of the new heaters is 15 years. If we can save $300.00 per year times 15 years our savings would be $ 4500.00 so our overall savings would be $ 2500.00 over the life time of the new appliance. Other types of water heaters are now available that conserve energy, check out the new types with your local plumbing installer for your best solution. 

Tuesday
May312016

Energy Saving tips from Wx

More Energy Saving tips from the CASOKY Weatherization Department

by Paul Davis, Weatherization Director

Here are three more ways to save on your energy bills!

  1. Though our energy bills for our homes vary based on the construction and design, there are things we can do to reduce our cost. Based on energy usage, the average home in the U.S. uses 36 % for heating, and cooling. Lowering our thermostats in the winter to 68 degrees and in summer time raising them to 74 degrees will reduce our cost.
  2. About 24% of energy usage is spent for water heating. Most common water heaters will cost approximately $500.00 per year, if set to 120 degrees. This can be checked with a thermometer at the closest faucet to the water heater.  If it is set higher than 120 degrees, this will cost significantly more.
  3. Another way to save would be insulating your water heater tank using an insulation blanket that can be purchased at Lowes or other hardware stores. Always refer to the water heater or product manual as some heaters already have enough and could cause problems if wrapped. Also look for warning labels on the heater such as “DO NOT WRAP”.  

Also insulating the first 6 feet of the water lines near the heater both hot and cold lines with R-3 insulation wrap that can be found at local hardware stores will conserve energy. Special cautions should be used if you have a gas water heater as you don’t want to create a fire hazard.

Tuesday
May242016

Summer Food Service Program 2016

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free meals, that meet Federal Nutrition Guidelines, are provided to all children at approved SFSP Sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children.

Community Action of Southern Kentucky is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

Location Dates and Times
Barren County
Glasgow Learning Center
899 Shamrock
Glasgow, KY 42141

Site Supervisor: Sam Basile
(270)404-6102
June 1 - July 31, 2016
Closed July 4
Monday-Friday
Breakfast
8:30am - 9:30am
Lunch
11:30am - 12:30pm
Edmonson County
Edmonson County High School
220 Wildcat Way
Brownsville, KY 42210

Site Supervisor: Ken Raymer
(270)597-2101 ext.2145
June 1 - June 9, 2016
Monday-Friday
Breakfast
9:00am - 9:30am
Lunch
11:30am - 12:00pm
Edmonson County 5th/6th Center
191 West Center Street
Brownsville, KY 42210

Site Supervisor: Lori Rush
(270)579-1209
June 6 - July 1, 2016
Monday-Friday
Breakfast
8:45am - 9:15am
Lunch
11:45am - 12:15pm
Bee Spring Park
100 (Block) B. Bullock Road
Bee Spring, KY 42207

Site Supervisor: Greg Hudson
(270)991-3578
June 20-22, 2016 &
July 25-27, 2016
Monday-Wednesday
Lunch
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Logan County
Russellville Housing Authority
940 Hicks Street
Russellville, KY 42276

Site Supervisor: Beverly Terry
(270)726-6129
June 6 - 21, 2016
Monday-Friday
Lunch
11:30am - 12:30pm
Logan County Public Library
225 Armory Drive
Russellville, KY 42276

Site Supervisor: Beverly Terry
(270)726-6129
June 3 - July 22, 2016
Closed July 4
Monday-Friday
Lunch
11:30am - 12:30pm
Russellville High School
1101 W 9th Street
Russellville, KY 42276

Site Supervisor: Linda Shelton
(270)726-8405
June 1 - 23, 2016
Monday-Thursday
Breakfast
8:30am - 8:50am
Stevenson Elementary
1000 N Main Street
Russellville, KY 42276

Site Supervisor: Linda Shelton
(270)726-8405
June 1 - 23, 2016
Monday-Thursday
Closed June 8
Breakfast
9:10am - 9:30am
Lunch
11:35am - 12:35pm


To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866)632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

Fax:
(202)690-7442

Email:
Program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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