RICHARDSON, Texas — For the 10th year in a row, Lennox International opened the annual nomination process for its community outreach program, Feel The Love, to lend a helping hand to families in need, specifically those with critical home comfort necessities.

Lennox' Feel The Love program invites individuals and local organizations across the country to nominate deserving families or individuals in their communities to receive heating or cooling equipment at no cost. Lennox provides the equipment, and Lennox dealers donate their labor and installation materials.

Recipients are selected based on a variety of criteria, including physical, mental, or social disabilities; financial challenges; job loss; military service; and community service. But beyond that, each recipient has one thing in common: they always put others first. Past nominees include community figures such as teachers, firefighters, and volunteers; families facing hard times; veterans; senior citizens living in older homes; and people impacted by natural disasters.

"I was a recent recipient of a furnace through your (Feel The Love) program," said Rachel Shellum, homeowner, 2018 Feel The Love Recipient. "With the help of Lennox and our local installer, Beauchamp Plumbing and Heating, we now have a warm, safe and worry-free environment during our tough winters."

On October 5-6, Feel The Love Weekend, Lennox dealers from across the country will install new high-efficiency equipment for the selected nominees, exceeding more than 1,000 families helped over the past decade.

"What started as an initiative in Wisconsin has grown into a nationwide program supporting our company mission of identifying needs, providing services and giving resources to families where we work and live," said Kim McGill, vice president of marketing at Lennox Residential. "We and our dealers take great pride in Feel The Love as we partner together to give back to our communities and celebrate local heroes."

To nominate a member of your community, visit Lennox is accepting nominations through August 31, 2019.

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