AmeriCorps member Kristine Corey, left, uses a homemade, two-sided tape applicator she said was made with “Yankee ingenuity” to help streamline the assembly of 282 window inserts that will be given to 30 local families to help save on energy costs this winter. In the background is Lise Schulze, picking up an insert, who said she is “giving back” with her husband after signing her sister up for the program. “It’s not just about windows, it’s all about building community,” said Schulze. AmeriCorps members affiliated with Maine Campus Compact, community members and Bates College students are partnering with WindowDressers and Efficiency Maine to fund, build and distribute the window inserts at the St Mary’s Nutritional Center on Bates Street in Lewiston, where they were assembled. (Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal)

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