December 31, 2012

2012 in Review

                The end of the calendar year. Day 366 of 366 (it’s a Leap Year, remember). In our personal lives, we often think about where we've been and where we’re going at the end of the year. The new year brings about resolutions and the hope of things being better, different or continuing in the same capacity. For businesses and organizations, this usually occurs around the fiscal year (July to June). However, in this post, we’re going to take a look at what Neighborhood Housing Services of South Buffalo accomplished in 2012.

December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!

                We here at Neighborhood Housing Services of South Buffalo wish you and yours a very happy and healthy holiday season!

                Our schedule for the next week will be as follows:
                December 24th – ½ day, 8 am – 1 pm
                December 25th – Office closed
                December 26th – Regular hours, 8 am – 6 pm
                December 27th – Regular hours, 8 am – 6 pm
December 28th – Regular hours, 8 am – 6 pm
                December 31st – ½ day, 8 am – 1 pm
                January 1st – Office closed
January 2nd – Regular hours, 8 am – 6 pm, resume

                Have a wonderful end of the year!

December 17, 2012

Snow Removal Safety

                Besides last winter’s anomaly of great weather, winter in Western New York is full of snow removal. Injuries are really common with snow removal. About 16,500 people are treated in emergency rooms annually for injuries related to manual snow and ice removal, while over 6,000 people are treated for injuries occurring while using a snow blower. The most common injuries associated with snow removal include sprains and strains, particularly in the back and shoulders, as well as lacerations and finger amputations. Hopefully these tips can keep you from heading to the emergency room this winter.

December 10, 2012

Have a Safe Light Display

                It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as the song goes. But with the lovely atmosphere of the holiday season come some scary statistics: 240 house fires a year occur because of trees and another 150 fires occur because of lighting displays, 21 deaths and $25.2 million in damages as the result of these fires. Read on for some tips on how to prevent these fires for a safe and happy holiday season.

December 3, 2012

Stopping Drafts in Their Tracks

                We’ve touched on this a few times in the blog, but a big energy problem in the winter time is drafts. We hear constantly about windows and doors being big problems. They are, but there are other places as well, such as the attic, the dryer vent, and the chimney. Not only is letting heat out of your home dangerous for your utility bills, it can also be dangerous for the environment. Homes using fossil fuels account for 6% of the U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Remember to check out our website at to see if you’re eligible for weatherization. Read on to see what you can do yourself!