Workshop to address energy costs, preventing flood damage | Community

The Southern Appalachian Labor School (SALS) will conduct county-wide workshops to advise families how to cut energy costs and prevent flood damage.

The first workshop will be held Wednesday, Sept. 6 at the SALS Historic Oak Hill School, 140 School Street, Oak Hill at 6:30 pm. in the banquet room.

The workshop will include representatives from Appalachian Power, Crown Windows and the Fayette County 911 Center, as well as from SALS Housing and the SALS Housing Counseling Program. Materials will be available.

According to Jessi Parker, the VISTA volunteer who is coordinating the event, the program will benefit families in the community in varied ways, such as reducing energy costs and preparing better for future flooding or storms.

SALS is a community-based outreach program with a goal of helping people in their time of need, including home repair and home re-location. SALS is also a HUD-designated housing counseling agency that assists families in obtaining affordable and habitable housing which is safe and secure.

The workshop is sponsored by the FLEX-E-GRANT program of the West Virginia Development Office and the Appalachian Regional Commission, with additional support from SALS Housing and the Benedum Foundation. It is offered to the public free of charge, and refreshments will be served.

For more information about SALS Housing, email sals@citynet.net or call 304-465-9732.

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