One of the biggest projects the YWCA is undertaking this year is the installation of 30 solar panels. FLS Energy started the installation of the panels on Monday. These panels will provide energy to help heat the water for the YWCA pool, showers, kitchen and laundry.
We’re very proud of this bold step towards the greening of the YWCA. The clean, renewable energy provided by the panels will help offset the YWCA’s natural gas utility bills, decreasing them by at least 20%. In addition, they panels will provide the environmental benefit of preventing 18 tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere each year. That will have the effect of planting 4200 trees, or taking 7 cars off the highway.
The William H. and Frances O. Beattie Foundation recognized the YWCA’s first one hundred years of service to the community with a generous centennial gift which will be used to help purchase thes solar panels and appropriately prepare us for the next century. Our goal is to raise the additional $25,000 needed from friends of the environment and those who care about the mission of the YWCA. The YWCA Solar Project is even more special because it is done in the memory of Ske Bonsike.
Donations to the Solar Project may be eligible for NC Tax Credit and a Federal Income Tax Deduction. When the project is installed, the YWCA will issue tax credits to qualifying donors.
All donations to the YWCA Solar Project are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Donations of $500 or more will receive permanent recognition in the YWCA facility. If you are interested in supporting this important effort, please click this link to make your gift: Click here to contribute to the YWCA Solar Project (indicate “Solar Project” in the message section).