Local news station do the segment last week that really got me thinking about helping out.
They always try to highlight at least one organization that is in need of assistance each week and this one really touched my heart.
They interviewed the director of a local nursing home where those less fortunate spend their last days and highlighted the dire situation that they were in. Apparently the HVAC system in their facility had been failing for years and the cost of repairing it was becoming too much so they were holding a fundraiser to replace it. We live in the Northeast where Winters can be severe and very long so the last thing that people need, especially in their golden years, is to have to deal with freezing cold temperatures in the place where they live. I jotted down the information about the fundraiser and the day it was going to be taking place but that day when I went into work I sat down and had a talk with my boss as well. You see I work for a local HVAC company and thought that we could do something more than just attend the fundraiser. I knew I couldn’t convince a couple of my other coworkers to donate their time or the installation as well but I wanted my boss to provide the new system at cost. It took a bit of convincing but in the end he realized that this would be great for business because it would show that we cared about people and he agreed with my plan. Place a call to the director of the facility to let them know what was going on and what the final cost would be should they decide to go with our company for the purchase of the new HVAC system. They were thrilled because this would make their goal of raising money a bit easier and we are looking forward to working with them.