SNOHOMISH, Wash. — For the past eight years, Lorrie has lived with little to no heat in her 100+ year old home. She couldn’t pay her heating costs and in turn was unable to have any of the needed repairs done. 

In February 2021, Lorrie obtained a diabetic ulcer on her foot. Unable to afford insulin to control her diabetes (her insurance didn't cover costs and what she was due to pay, she was unable to afford) along with having bad circulation in her legs, she was unable to control the sore on her foot. She was admitted to the hospital, thinking she was having a bypass, but understanding the possibility of amputation. Unfortunately, she needed the amputation. Lorrie is now living with one leg in a 100+ year old home with a space heater to heat her house.

Lifetime Heating and Air Conditioning heard Lorrie’s story and enlisted owner Bo Crouch with Emerald City HVAC and co-owner John Giacomi of CM Heating to provide the comfort and safety Lorrie was needing. Lifetime provided the new gas furnace while CM Heating and Emerald City HVAC generously donated the labor and materials to complete the project while working together to bring comfort and safety to a woman in need.

“We hope it will assist in bringing comfort to Lorrie and serve as a reminder that there are people in the community dedicated to serving the vulnerable,” said Dwight Miller of Lifetime Heating. “Although we are close competitors, we band together to use our skills and experience to better the lives of those in our community who need it most.”

“Ultimately, we are in the business of improving lives and delivering comfort,” said John Giacomi of CM Heating. “We thought this seemed like a great opportunity to come together as fellow tradespeople and really make a difference. There are a lot of really great people in our industry, and it is awesome to be able to collaborate on this.”

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