Since 2010, the Lennox Heat U.P. Program has been partnering with communities to install free furnaces for deserving families. This year, 175 families received a free furnace, and gained peace of mind from knowing that their friends, neighbors and Lennox care about their comfort and well-being.
The Lennox Heat U.P. Program has expanded to include 164 dealers across eight states. The program invites local organizations to nominate deserving families or individuals in their community who would benefit from a new furnace installation prior to the winter weather setting in.
Since its inception, Heat U.P. Wisconsin has installed more than 500 furnaces, providing more than $2.2 million in support to recipients throughout Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
For recipients of the Heat U.P. Program, a new furnace can turn a bleak winter into one filled with comfort and joy. Take, for example, the story of Tony Gallagher.
An Air Force veteran and single father of four, Gallagher was faced with financial challenges when his furnace stopped working. A knock on the door from Heat U.P. Wisconsin was the welcome answer he needed. A fellow military family nominated the Gallaghers to receive the gift of home comfort.
This year, the Heat U.P. Program was expanded to Colorado and Kansas in the U.S. for the first time, as well to Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan in Canada. Lennox Dealers in these markets joined existing participating Lennox Dealers in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin to round out the 2017 program. As a partnership of corporate philanthropy and community assistance, the Heat U.P. Program is something that Lennox hopes to continue to grow in the future, so many more deserving people can experience Lennox comfort— and compassion.
“Lennox dealers are committed to helping people live their healthiest lives and I’m inspired by the progress the Heat U.P. Program made this year,” said Quan Nguyen, general manager of Lennox Industries. “It’s a testament to the character of our dealers, and I look forward to expanding the reach of our program to more communities in the years to come and to making a positive impact on many more families.”
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