Monday, June 16, 2014

Flock of H.E.A.T. Squad signs and the blue flamingo in town

Have you wondered about the flock of H.E.A.T. Squad signs and the blue flamingo in town?
The NeighborWorks HEAT Squad is taking flight with a five-week contest that will reward the lucky winner with  $1,000 towards home energy efficiency improvement. The campaign hatched at the Rutland Farmers Market on Saturday, June 14th.
 In ten towns, “flocks” of H.E.A.T. Squad signs and a blue flamingo will appear in a high-traffic area and be left to roost for one week.
Those with eagle eyes keen enough to find the nesting ground of the flock and smart enough to call the HEAT Squad will be entered to win $1,000 towards home energy improvements.

The public is encouraged to keep their binoculars on hand and to call or email Lori at the H.E.A.T. Squad when they spot the flock: 802-438-2303 or The contest will end July 18. Call for contest details or visit

Over 800 Rutland County residents have already participated in the HEAT Squad program saving an average $1,000 a year or $800,000 every year in Rutland County.  Join the Flock of Happy HEAT Squad customers.  The H.E.A.T. Squad is a program of  NeighborWorks of Western Vermont and the Windham & Windsor Housing Trust, your one-stop-shop for home energy efficiency.   We  support home energy efficiency with scheduling, expert advice, and simple affordable financing in Addison, Bennington, Rutland, Windham and Windsor counties. 


About NeighborWorks® of Western Vermont
NeighborWorks® of Western Vermont (NWWVT) is a nonprofit organization with nearly 30 years of experience supporting all aspects of homeownership for people of any income level in Addison, Bennington and Rutland counties. Our mission is to strengthen a regional economy by promoting safe, efficient and affordable housing through education, technical assistance and financial services. We also collaborate with communities, organizations and agencies to support community development and neighborhood revitalization. Our HomeOwnership Center provides homebuyer education, budget and credit coaching, foreclosure counseling and intervention, and reverse mortgage counseling. Our lending services include loans to address health and safety upgrades and down payment and closing cost assistance for home purchase (some products are income and credit restricted). Our construction specialists and energy advisors can offer project management, expertise and guidance to our home rehabilitation and energy efficiency loan customers. The NeighborWorks® H.E.A.T. Squad, a partnership between NWWVT and the Windham & Windsor Housing Trust, supports home energy efficiency with scheduling, expert advice, affordable financing and energy advising in Addison, Bennington, Rutland, Windham and Windsor counties.


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