RICHARDSON, Texas — As part of its Feel The Love program, Lennox Industries, along with 150 Lennox dealers, completed the installation of 163 furnaces at no cost for families in need in 35 markets across 19 states and five Canadian provinces on Oct. 6. The Lennox Feel The Love program, launched as “Heat UP" in 2009, engages the company’s dealers and employees to partner with their communities to nominate and serve deserving families in need of a helping hand in the form of a warmer home prior to the start of the cold winter season.
Nominees were chosen based on a variety of criteria, including some type of hardship or challenge, and typically include families with military service or involvement in their community. Lennox and its dealers enthusiastically stepped in to lend a helping hand, and some dealer teams went above and beyond their area of expertise to mow lawns, provide refreshments, and even repair homes, in addition to the furnace installations. Stories from the first Lennox Feel The Love day include:
- Carol Supeh of Omaha, Nebraska: Carol was nominated by her children, who said she’s someone who has always looked out for others before herself. Supeh had a difficult year with supporting her husband who has Alzheimer’s disease, battling her own health issues, and managing financial responsibilities on a fixed income. The new furnace from Lennox gives her one less thing to worry about as winter weather nears;
- Laverne Ramey of Fieldale, Virginia: Ramey was nominated by her children, who said their mother deserved to receive the new furnace because she is selfless and goes above and beyond to help others — such as when she recently opened her home to local church members after the church burned down. Before Feel The Love, Laverne was facing a long, cold winter with a furnace that no longer worked and was too costly to repair; and
- Jennifer Drinkard of Fulton, Missouri: Jennifer was nominated by her mother, who said she was proud of her for all she does for her community and everyone around her, including to help raise funds for others in need. The furnace in her home was old, and had been in a number of floods. The furnace had failed to keep the home warm during the latest winter. Over time, Drinkard was becoming sick due to the poor air quality in her home. Feel The Love has both literally and figuratively brought her a great deal of comfort.
“It is Lennox’s mission to give back to those who have made it their mission to serve their loved ones and their communities, and Feel The Love, more than anything, is a way to bring people and resources together to make a tangible difference in peoples’ lives in the communities where Lennox employees and dealers live and work,” said Stephanie Bond, director, marketing and communication at Lennox Industries. “We served a diverse group of neighbors in these communities and I’m inspired by the progress we made with the Feel The Love program this year by expanding into a significant number of new markets. I look forward to growing the Feel The Love program to include even more communities in the years to come.”
Publication date: 11/12/2018