“Pay it Forward” 2015
This past Thanksgiving season, our organization wanted to give back to our community in a big way. Through our years in business, the Volusia and Flagler County community has supported our company in an unbelievable way and so we felt it was our turn to show them the same support in return.
With the help of Tropic Supply and RUUD, our company conducted a month long campaign to find a person within the Volusia and Flagler County area that needed a new heating and air conditioning system, but was not able to do so on their own. Whether it was a Veteran, a widow who recently was left to support their family on their own, or any other circumstance, we wanted to show that we were willing to step up to the plate and help support our community.
The recipient of our 2015 Pay It Forward Thanksgiving campaign was Mr. and Mrs. Cortes, of Palm Coast, FL. They were nominated by their daughter, Eileen. Mrs. Cortes was unable to work due to medical reasons, and Mr. Cortes was supporting his family on his income by any means necessary. After meeting with the Cortes family, we learned they were preparing to incur further medical expenses in the near future and what was a tough situation already, was going to become tougher. Along with this, home’s current system was 30 years old, and had been broken down for the previous 5 years. Unable to afford a repair or replacement for his home, Mr. Cortes was ventilating air through his home using small fans in each room.
We enjoyed meeting the Cortes Family, learning their story, and being able to donate our RUUD unit, provided by RUUD and Tropic Supply. We volunteered our services and installed their entire system. What was a $4,000-$6,000 project, now was provided for this family in need free of charge.