WABI reports on community window insert building event

WABI (Channel 5) reported on a recent window insert building event among University of Maine students and Bangor community volunteers. As part of a collaboration with Rockland nonprofit WindowDressers, the volunteers are building about 40 wood-framed, plastic window inserts per shift, according to the report. The inserts will allow residents to save on heating bills, as well as help the environment, WABI reported. Pricing starts at $25, but a grant is helping to subsidize window inserts at no cost for low-income families, the report states. “The window insert build not only provides inserts for people, but it also teaches them skills and gets the community together talking with each other,” said Sharon Klein, an assistant professor in the School of Economics.