SAN ANTONIO — Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. has donated a variety of A/C products to the Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA) Turning Point Transitional Living, a nonprofit program that helps local at-risk young adults (age 18-24) learn how to live productive, independent lives.
RMYA Turning Point recently opened its sixth home in San Antonio, named the Annie Laurie House, designed to assist youth who need a safe place to live and have aged out of foster care or who are homeless. It is the only program of its kind in San Antonio, housing up to 32 youth at a time in this 18-month program.
Friedrich provided a multi-zone ductless mini-split system and four Friedrich Kühl window air conditioning units to help ensure the new 1,385 square foot home is a comfortable, welcoming place for its occupants, many of whom came from abusive and neglectful homes or who had no place to go after foster care. The Annie Laurie home will provide more at-risk young adults with a supervised, safe, and secure place to live while learning how to care for themselves so that they can become independent, productive, and empowered members of the community.
“Gaining the support of Friedrich Air Conditioning as a donor sponsor for the Annie Laurie Turning Point home was a godsend,” said Gail Ribalta, chief development and administrative officer for RMYA. “They offered help just when we were in great need of HVAC equipment to finish this newly renovated house. We are greatly appreciative of their extremely generous help and expertise, and proud that they have become a community partner in making this house a refuge for so many deserving San Antonio youth.”
“The RMYA Turning Point Transitional Living program provides such an important service for youth in this community who might otherwise fall through the cracks,” said Lionel Lopez, director of engineering at Friedrich Air Conditioning. “Caring for our local community and knowing that our products are providing great relief for those in need are aligned with our corporate and employee values, and we are proud to support this essential cause.”