TEMPE, Ariz. — Goettl Air Conditioning in Tempe, Arizona, recently donated two commercial evaporative air conditioners to Max’s Community Closet, helping the charity keep its doors open during the height of the hot summer months. The project, including the purchase and installation of the units, was valued at $12,000.

Timing for the donation couldn’t have been more ideal, as the store was facing closure due to temperatures inside the building exceeding 120°F, making it unsafe for employees and the public.

“After my wife told me about the store’s forced closure due to extreme heat, I knew I had to make contact right away,” said John Onorato, general manager for The Sunny Plumber and Goettl Air Conditioning. Onorato quickly made contact with Lisa Hadsall and her son, Max, founders of Max’s Community Closet, and, together with Goettl chairman Dan Burke, arranged for the removal of the inoperative units and installation of two new commercial evaporative air conditioning units.

“Words cannot express how grateful we are,” Hadsall said. “On behalf of Max’s and Extended Hands Food Bank, thank you. Your generosity has allowed us to continue to serve our community.”

“I am very proud that our team has rallied around our Positive Impact initiative at Goettl. We endeavor to make a positive impact on our customers, employees, industry, and our community each and every day,” said Kenneth Goodrich, president of Phoenix Peach LLC, which owns Goettl Air Conditioning and The Sunny Plumber. “Helping Max’s Community Closet help others is the essence of our positive impact culture.”

Publication date: 8/31/2015 

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