MEMPHIS, Tenn. — American Residential Services (ARS), a national provider of air conditioning, heating, and plumbing services, is giving back to military veterans in need, as well as recognizing military veterans in its organization, as part of a Veterans Day initiative.

ARS will be donating dozens of casseroles to the veterans at Alpha Omega Veterans Services, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, that assists military veterans to reintegrate into society, often after achieving recovery and rehabilitation from debilitating mental and physical conditions. “It is a privilege to be able to serve those who have selflessly served our country,” said Chris Mellon, ARS chief marketing officer. The casseroles are stored and distributed at AOVS to their veteran clients, many of whom do not have the means to prepare a home cooked meal. “The volunteers and donations from American Residential Services have been invaluable to our organization. Something that seems so trivial is truly the most impactful,” said Cordell Walker, executive director of Alpha Omega Veterans Services. Learn more about AOVS at

In addition, ARS is adding veterans to the list of recipients of its “ARS Cares” plan: donating an HVAC unit or water heater to a household with that need.

ARS is also recognizing its employees for their military service. “It is truly an honor to employ the men and women who have fought for our freedom,” said Dave Slott, ARS president and COO. “Our employees who are veterans already know the value of teamwork, communication, and organization.”

ARS operates a network of more than 70 locally-managed service centers in 22 states, with approximately 5,500 employees. The ARS/Rescue Rooter network serves both residential and light commercial customers offering HVAC, IAQ, plumbing, drain cleaning, sewer line, radiant barrier, and insulation services. For more information, visit

Publication date: 11/10/2016

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