Supporters, Staff & Board
Project Warm Staff
Frank Schwartz, Executive Director
Lynette A. Lee, In-take Coordinator/Office Manager
Mark McKinley, Weatherization Specialist
Greg Gapsis, Workshop Educator & Volunteer Coordinatorworkshop@firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Warm Board of DirectorsPresident
Aaron Tornes Vice President
Janice L. Vermillion Secretary
Tim Melton Treasurer
Kenneth Palmgreen MembersTimothy Lee AndersonElisa Freeman-CarrRachel DickeyGeorge HigginsTim RobertsonSonia RuizDante SchembariWilliam R. Thompson
David Ross Stevens
Our Donors and Funders
Project Warm is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded in part by LG&E, Metro Louisville, The Gheens Foundation, Glass Slipper Society, The Kentucky Colonels, Kentucky Housing Corporation, William E. Barth Foundation, The UPS Foundation, Younger Woman’s Club of Louisville and the donations of many generous businesses and individuals. Here is our latest Exempt Organization (990) on Guidestar and our PW Annual Report 2014-2015 and Project Warm Form 990
Get Involved: Volunteer Opportunities
Project Warm’s volunteers work year-round in a variety of ways to help Jefferson County residents lower their utility bills and live happier, healthier lives.
First Line volunteers work with our staff members weather stripping doors and windows, caulking around windows and baseboards, and sealing up air leaks in walls and floors. These volunteers have had some weatherization experience, and they use their own tools. First Line is a year-round service, and therefore our volunteers set their own schedules--once a week, once a month, or once a week during the winter, for example.
Energy Management Workshop volunteers teach these 90-minute workshops. Everything the volunteer needs to conduct the classes is provided. Volunteers are trained by the staff to conduct the workshops, though new volunteers usually begin with a general knowledge of energy efficiency and conservation.
Blitz volunteers work with no more than 4 other volunteers as a team. (Certain restrictions apply for team members under the age of 16.) Project Warm interviews clients for the service and schedules the appointment. The team visits 2 homes in one day. They install plastic on windows, and they may also install weather stripping, depending on the volunteers’ expertise. No experience is required. The team leader (and sometimes the entire team) receives training from a member of the Project Warm staff. The supplies are provided. Blitz teams volunteer between the months of October through February. Blitz teams generally volunteer once a season, although some volunteer twice and even three times during the winter months.
Project Warm office volunteers perform a variety of tasks, including typical clerical duties (answering phones, filing, data entry, mailings, assisting our clients who pick up supplies in our office), and inventory (making and stocking weatherization kits). Volunteers choose the tasks that appeal to them. Our volunteers work anywhere from once a week to once a year. The staff members are always appreciative.