Please Contribute to the 2013-2014 Yarmouth Fuel Fund

The YCAN Fuel Fund is supported entirely by the kind and generous gifts of Yarmouth area residents, service organizations, and companies. Their support and yours makes a huge difference to our neighbors who cannot otherwise keep their houses warm through the winter. As this year’s heating season begins, we are once again asking for your financial support to help achieve two goals:

Goal 1: To offer some Fuel Assistance to qualifying residents.
The price of fuel oil remains high, and the overall economy has not improved much either, so we expect that the need for Fuel Assistance will be high once again this winter.

Goal 2: To help one or two homeowners qualify for home insulation assistance.
The insulation assistance program available in the area requires a home to meet certain standards before they will help. If a Yarmouth homeowner cannot afford to make the repairs required to prepare a home for insulation improvements, they do not qualify for insulation assistance. YCAN, in partnership with other local organizations and you, would like to help one or two low-income Yarmouth homeowners make the repairs needed to qualify for insulation assistance. If we can help a homeowner qualify for insulation assistance, their need for Fuel Assistance in the future will hopefully decline or perhaps even disappear.

Please help us raise $25,000 this winter!

Every $350 contributed last year helped one family obtain 100 gallons of much needed heating fuel (or the equivalent in wood or gas). Your willingness to help out a neighbor in need makes a big difference, even if you can only contribute a small amount. When put together, our contributions add up to something big: Community.

For information on how to contribute, please click here.

Thank you!

Walkin’ the Talk for Smart Energy Solutions

Saturday October 19th, 2013
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
2 Church Road, South Freeport

Using a 200 year old house as our laboratory, we will help you learn how to
 SLASH YOUR ENERGY COSTS, KEEP WARM, AND HELP THE PLANET

Presenters Leading the Way :

  • Evergreen Home Performance, LLC   –  Warm Homes – Weatherization
  • ReVision Energy  – Solar Power comes to the Neighborhood
  • Guy Marsden – Interior Storm Window Construction Demo

Win $200 toward a energy air sealing/insulation action

Refreshments Served

For more information, please contact
the Sierra Club of Maine at 761-5616 or 939-2634

What Do You Need to Know About ObamaCare and When Do You Need to Know It?

Come to a Yarmouth Forum to Get Answers.

Hosted by Rep. Janice Cooper and Senator Dick Woodbury

When: Tuesday October 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Where: The Log Cabin, or Watch on Channel 3

The insurance marketplaces, or “exchanges,” for the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as ObamaCare) are now open for business. Should you or your business sign up? If so, how do you decide which insurance plan to choose? What will be the benefits and
costs?

Come to this forum with your questions. Experts and materials will tell you what you need to know or how to find your answers.

If you cannot make the forum but have questions, the federal government and
consumer organizations are ready and willing to help you. They include:

  • HealthCare.gov, or 1-800-318-2596
  • Enro1l207.com
  • Consumers for Affordable Health Care 1-800-965-7476

Set up a local meeting with a trained, impartial “navigator” by contacting The Opportunity Alliance 1-877-930-7351, or call 211.

Post-explosion rental housing needed

As you probably already know, the propane explosion on Gables Drive destroyed a number of nearby houses as well. One of the residents of the affected units is currently staying with her daughter out of town, but would prefer to be back in Yarmouth, a town she loves.

If you know of any dog-friendly rental housing in Yarmouth that might available for the next twelve months or so, please send an e-mail to YCAN@ycan.info and we will pass along the information.

Thank you!