The Green Iowa AmeriCorps team is based out of the Winneshiek Energy District and can be found doing home energy assessments and environmental education throughout northeast Iowa. We are raising $9,000 to replace our aging van, a vehicle that transports us all over northeast Iowa to do home energy audits and environmental outreach and education.
We serve six counties in northeast Iowa. Our home energy efficiency services are FREE to the disabled, folks 65+, veterans, and low-moderate income clients*. (*sometimes we charge small travel fee). We’re fast, we’re efficient, and we do it all with a smile.
Currently we drive around in our old van, Bertha. She is a 2002 Ford Windstar with over 168,000 miles on her. She’s not a complainer, but she does have some ailments:
- Left rear door won’t open
- Back windshield wiper is frozen
- In and out of the shop five times last year!
- Faulty heating system
- Faulty emergency brake
- Faulty clock
- 3 lights are always lit up on the dash (clearly this is the least of our problems!)
Bertha has hauled us (and former teams) all over northeast Iowa so we could help folks. While we don’t want to put Bertha out to pasture, we do need a vehicle that won’t break down while we’re miles away driving down a desolate dirt road…
Nothing fancy – It doesn’t need to be new, just new to us. We’d like all-wheel drive for when we’re driving on icy roads in the winter. And fuel efficiency. A little younger than 17 years old (no offense, Bertha…).
Your generous contribution to the Replace Our Ride fund will help us serve northeast Iowans for years to come!
We’re ready to thank you and to pay your kindness forward to those who need it most! Can you help by sharing this campaign with your friends and neighbors?
A gift at any level is just what we need! Here are a few ideas of where to start:
$25 Spark Plug
Every little bit helps! In addition to our heartfelt gratitude, we’ll mail you a special vehicle-inspired postcard!
$50 All Wheel Drive
Your generous gift is just what’s needed for this effort to gain traction! In addition to our heartfelt gratitude, we’ll mail you a custom vehicle-inspired thank-you and your name will be printed on the vehicle’s back window.
Thank you for helping us pick up speed to meet our fundraising goal! Your name will be put on the new vehicle’s back decal, will receive a vehicle-art postcard, and are invited to a naming party for the new vehicle once it is purchased.
$500 Full Speed Ahead!
Wow, what a gift! Because you’re making it a piece of cake to meet our fundraising goal, you’ll receive a custom-made-and-delivered* cake from local cake legend and WED board member, Wendy Stevens, in addition to other perks. (*In the 6 county region)