HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Home services company Air Pro USA recently gifted new a/c/ units to four women as a Mother’s Day tribute.

Just in time for summer, the company surprised Denise Green of Dania Beach, Florida; Priscillah Nzenge of Marysville, Washington; Eugenie Cave of Delray Beach, Florida; and Darcy Long of Eight Mile, Alabama, with the new a/c units. The company had sought nominations for its Mother’s Day giveaways, which were intended to honor mothers for the love they give and the sacrifices they make for their families, the company said in a press release. CM Heating and Cooling, ECM Air Conditioning, and Hansen Super Techs assisted parent company Air Pros in the project.

“The Air Pros team is inspired by these moms’ unwavering commitment to both their families and their communities,” said Anthony Perera, the founder of and chief growth officer at Air Pros. “It is apparent that they selflessly place the needs of their loved ones above their own, never seeking recognition. This serves as our heartfelt expression of gratitude for their tireless efforts.”

Grandmother and Community-Builder

Green was nominated by Rebuilding Together Broward County, an organization dedicated to improving living conditions for low-income homeowners who are elderly, veterans, or disabled. Green has four adult daughters and nine grandchildren. She shares her 1,200-square-foot home with two of her daughters and four grandchildren, but had not had a working a/c unit for more than five years.

In 2023, the family’s home was damaged by a flood and Green’s insurance did not cover necessary repairs. Despite health issues and hardships, Green still works at an aftercare program at a local school. She also gives back to her community and neighbors by providing food and shelter for those in need. 

Social Services Steward

As a mother of four children, Nzenge keeps up with the daily demands of parenthood without the support of extended family, who live in Africa. She lives with her 19-year-old son, who recently graduated from high school, a 16-year-old daughter, and two younger sons, all of whom she cares for while maintaining a full-time job.

Nzenge works to help families at risk of child removal due to issues of abuse, neglect, or mistreatment. Her efforts are focused on providing support and resources to remedy underlying issues as well as helping parents grow their parenting skills. Her work embodies a commitment to family preservation and community well-being.

Nzenge was nominated by George Nzenge. “Receiving this new unit was such a surprise,” said Priscillah Nzenge. “I did not expect it and I was so encouraged by the warm gesture. It is unbelievable how this came at the right time.”

A Great-Grandmother and Widow

Cave is a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and an immigrant from Haiti. She is 92 and has lived alone on a fixed income since her husband passed away in 2019. She is a devout Christian who attends church every Wednesday night and Sunday morning. She also helps to watch her autistic great-grandson.

Cave worked for more than 10 years at the local Pizza Hut but was forced to stop working due to health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Her a/c unit was nearly 10 years old and had been giving her trouble for the last year.

Role Model and Volunteer

Long is a single mother of three boys. The family lives in a home inherited from Long’s parents, a Vietnam Veteran and a registered nurse. She works full-time in the automotive industry, yet still prioritizes quality time with her sons, volunteers as a motivational speaker for mothers affected by domestic violence, and devotes time to helping seniors at retirement homes.

Long’s air conditioner unit recently went out and needed a new thermostat and transmitter. She had been unable to afford the necessary repairs.