Volunteers were out in one Buffalo neighborhood today to help protect people and make their homes more comfortable.
College students, labor union members, and others volunteered with the Western New York Apollo Alliance Program to weatherize about 30 lower income homes in the Seneca- Babcock section of the city. They also distributed 30 carbon monoxide detectors to make sure those homes have a safeguard against that potentially deadly gas.
"It happens when your furnace doesn't burn quite right or your stove or other combustible appliances don't burn enough of the gas efficiently. You leave poisonous gas inside," said Art Wheaton of the WNY Apollo Alliance.
The volunteers also distributed some donated compact fluorescent lightbulbs to provide more energy efficiency. The detectors were donated by Ken Hansen through the foundation he set up after his teenage daughter died from CO poisoning.