HENDERSON, Nev. — Because of its ongoing support and dedication to the HVAC needs of the local Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Greater Las Vegas recognized Aire Serv of Las Vegas as a House Hero during the organization’s 14th Annual Gala dinner.

“Our volunteers make what we do possible,” said Alyson McCarthy, executive director for RMHC of Greater Las Vegas. “Aire Serv has spent hundreds, if not thousands, of hours at our House to make sure our families are comfortable in their temporary home while their children receive life-saving medical treatment in Las Vegas. Without their generosity, our organization would have to dig deep into our operating budget for costly repairs and maintenance.”

Only one company or organization is recognized as the House Hero annually. The RMHC of Greater Las Vegas board of directors reviews the past year’s volunteers and determines which organization they feel made the biggest impact on improving the quality of life for families staying at the House.

“We weren’t only shocked, but truly honored for being named the House Hero,” said Jeremy Anderson, general manager at Aire Serv of Las Vegas. “My own son had heart surgery when he was six months old, but I was fortunate enough to live near the hospital he stayed in. I can’t even imagine how difficult it must be for families that drive for hours each day and the financial difficulties they face just to be near them.”

Anderson added that Aire Serv initially approached RMHC and simply asked how they could help. Providing meals and participating in the annual 5K quickly grew into changing air filters monthly and providing a/c service at no charge.

“Knowing we play a small part in helping families in need to be comfortable during a difficult time is rewarding,” said Anderson. “This recognition belongs to all our team members.”

Ronald McDonald House Charities was established in memory of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc in 1984. The cornerstone program, the Ronald McDonald House, provides a “home-away-from-home” so families can stay close by while their child gets the health care they need. Each local House is funded by corporate donors and individual support.

For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas, visit www.rmhlv.com. For more information about Aire Serv, visit www.aireserv.com.

Publication date: 10/1/2012