Friday, October 14, 2011

Casa Maria Goes All Solar And Stuff

Posted By on Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 1:00 PM


There was a low rumble among the guys at the Casa Maria soup kitchen when I arrived for my early-morning shift a few weeks back. John, a homeless guy from Seattle who helps out every morning, was the first to mention the new solar panels. As the morning went on others cracked little jokes here and there, or just kind of looked up at the small solar arrray with obvious curiosity.

The panels were made possible through private donations and a grant through Technicians for Sustainability. A post on the TFS Facebook page says the panels will help the soup kitchen save $70 a month. That might not seem like much, but for a place that depends completely on donations of cash and food to continue its mission to feed the hungry, it is.

Tags: , , , , ,


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Adam Borowitz

Today | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
PiYo Strength Class

PiYo Strength Class @ Floor Polish

Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

James G. Davis (1931-2016): Down at the Tower Bar, A Retrospective

Celebrating the career of Tucson artist James G. Davis with a selection of paintings and prints made… More

@ Etherton Gallery Sat., Sept. 9, 7-10 p.m. and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 11 135 S. Sixth Ave.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Cinema Clips: Columbus (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Quick Bites: Openings (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. HOCO Fest Countdown—The, Um, Effervescent Lana Del Rabies Picks the Five Albums That Changed Her Life! (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Business Leaders Say, Raise Taxes to Fund Schools (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Know Your Product: Frank Turner's Current Obsessions Range From Hardcore to Folk (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation