Mitsubishi Electric U.S. Cooling & Heating Division is supporting veterans with its sponsorship of New Braunfels, Texas-based Operation Finally Home, a nonprofit organization that works with dozens of home builders across the United States to build custom and mortgage-free homes for military veterans.
Since 2014, Mitsubishi Electric has donated products such as its MSZ-GE wall-mounted indoor unit to the veterans’ new homes, which have helped veterans like U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Ray Coffey, U.S. Marine Cpl. Jonathan Dowdell and U.S. Army Sgt. Nathan Young.
The company’s most recent donation went to the home of U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Willie Walden Jr. and his family in Valdosta, Georgia. Walden served in Afghanistan and was deployed twice to Iraq. Throughout his 11-year service, he treated more than 1,000 soldiers and civilians. He was medically retired from the Army in February 2014 after suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic injuries.
“Our veterans, such as Coffey, Dowdell, Young and Walden, have spent many months at a time away from their families to serve and protect our country,” said Atsuhiro Yabu, executive vice president and general manager at Mitsubishi Electric. “Now that our soldiers are back on American soil, Mitsubishi Electric is proud to be part of the team giving back what they gave to so many others: comfort in their homes.”