Topeka — The state is making available more than 10,000 kits to help low-income families winterize their homes.
Kits through the Kansas Warm Homes Project are being distributed statewide by youth clubs, schools, churches and civic organizations.
"Energy policy is complex, and needs a long-term approach, but we can make changes that will increase our efficiencies as energy consumers and increase our comfort levels this winter," Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said.
The kits include plastic sheeting to cover windows and doors, weather stripping for doors, caulking to seal cracks, and switch plate insulators to stop drafts. The kits also include water-saving devices, such as low-flow shower heads, and fluorescent light bulbs.
Anyone who needs information about the Kansas Warm Homes Project or organizations wishing to help distribute kits can contact the Kansas Warm Homes Project at (785) 271-3106 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.