Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities

Summer officially begins June 21 and Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities has some tips to help residents keep energy costs down while temperatures rise. There are many ways to conserve resources by saving energy and water.


Air conditioner care — Air filters should be changed every 30 days. A dirty filter, clogged with dust, pet fur and other particles, will slow air flow and make the unit work harder, expending extra energy to keep the home cool. HVAC filters can be picked up from FLFHC Maintenance at 800 W. Warehouse Road or residents can call (913) 651-3838 and schedule a work order.


Close the blinds — Keep curtains and shades closed during the day to block the sun’s warming rays and to keep the house cooler.


Turn off the tap — Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator for those hot summer days when you need a cool glass of water, rather than running the tap until the water turns cold.

Bulk trash
Bulk trash pickup resumed June 1 and the trash bins near Hancock Gate have been removed.
Mission donations


The City Union Mission Christian Life Center has a truck for donations near Hancock Gate. Residents can also meet with a mission representative daily 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. near Hancock Gate to arrange curbside pick-up.


Normal second Saturday curbside donation will continue. The second Saturday of each month, place items for donation curbside before 10 a.m. for collection between collecting items between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.


The mission accepts clothing, furniture and other household items, but not appliances, mattresses, cribs or carseats. Separate any bulk trash from donations and place clothing and shoes inside plastic bags marked for mission donation.


Anything left on the curb Monday will be collected as bulk trash and not a donation.


Father’s Day contest
FLFHC is hosting a father-and-child photo contest. Two dads will each win a $50 gift card.
To enter, e-mail one photo per family to fhc@tmo.com by 4:30 p.m. June 18. The photo will be posted to the FLFHC Facebook page and entered into a random drawing with winners selected June 19.


Utilities tip
Use energy-efficient fluorescent or LED bulbs instead of incandescent bulbs. While these bulbs cost more than the typical incandescent bulb, they can last up to 10 times longer and only use one third or less of the energy as incandescent bulbs.


Watch for more community event announcements on Facebook, followed by a One-Call Now e-mail message with event details, and don’t forget to follow FLFHC on Twitter. Visit the FLFHC website at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com for downloadable forms and other useful information.

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