Newsline

HARDI Partner Builds Home

April 11, 2011
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Homes for our Troops held a Build Brigade April 1-3 in support of the 100th home built for American veterans. A Heating, Airconditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) philanthropic partner, Homes for Our Troops is a nonprofit organization committed to building homes specifically adapted to meet the needs of severely injured veterans.

The home was constructed in Fredericksburg, Va., for Marine Sgt. Kenny Lyon. Lyon was on his second deployment in May 2006 when a mortar attack near Fallujah, Iraq, left him with severe injuries resulting in the amputation of his left leg above the knee, a shattered jaw, and irreversible nerve damage to his left arm and hand. The building of Lyon’s new home kicked off with a ceremony on Friday, April 1.

In support of the HARDI-Homes for Our Troops partnership, three HARDI distributor members participated. Virginia Air Distributors, headquartered in Midlothian, Va., donated the HVAC system for the home. East Coast Metal Distributors, headquartered in Durham, N.C., donated the HVAC supplies. Ferguson Enterprises, headquartered in Norfolk, Va., donated the electrical and plumbing fixtures.

“It has been a privilege to work with Homes for Our Troops and give back to those who make protecting our safety and freedom their job,” said Chris Baker, Virginia Air president and COO. “We are grateful for the opportunity to be included in such an honorable cause.”

“We thank our great customer, First Choice Heating & Cooling [donating the HVAC system installation] and our vendors for their support enabling us to donate to this great cause,” said Scott Rogers, Fredericksburg branch manager for East Coast Metals Distributors.

The official presentation of house keys to Lyon was on Saturday, April 9.

Publication date: 04/11/2011

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: Rajan Rajendran

Rajan Rajendran, newly appointed director of the Emerson Innovation Center, talks about the new $35 million facility and how it will function on the University of Dayton campus. Posted on Aug. 29.

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 09-01-14 cover

2014 September 1

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Venting R-22

The NEWS reported that a man received prison time for venting R-22. Should EPA step up enforcement?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con