Family-Owned Glendale Company Launches 6th Annual Military Hero A/C Giveaway
By Mayra Vasquez -
Wednesday Sep 22, 2021
For the sixth consecutive year, Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning (Forrest Anderson), a family-owned business in the Phoenix area since 1961, will honor men and women who bravely served or are currently serving in the U.S. military. Forrest Andersonâ€™s 2021 Military Hero A/C Giveaway will share the stories of local Maricopa County military heroes and award one Veteran or active duty servicemember with a free air conditioning system with installation.
â€œThe Military Hero Giveaway is an incredible campaign that highlights the stories of local Veterans. It relieves a heavy financial burden and reminds Veterans of the strong support system they have across the community,â€ said Annie Patterson, the 2020 Military Hero Recipient.
Anyone can nominate a military hero by filling out a short application on Forrest Andersonâ€™s website by Monday, October 4th. A company panel will select up to five finalists and share their stories on Forrest Andersonâ€™s website and Facebook Page, where members of the public can vote for their favorite between October 21st and November 1st. The giveaway is open to active duty military, retired service members, and Veterans who were discharged under general or honorable conditions, who own a home in Maricopa County.
â€œMy grandfather served in World War II before he started this company and this is a special way to honor his legacy and recognize the sacrifices Veterans have made for our communities,â€ said Audrey Monell, President of Forrest Anderson. â€œThis is our sixth year for the Military Hero Giveaway and it is still one of my favorite events of the year. It is incredible to see the community rally behind the men and women who serve our country and remind them how appreciated they are.â€
Monell also recognized industry partners, MORSCO HVAC/Bush Supply and Smiley Crane Service, whose generous contributions again this year made it possible to run the contest. Cameron Davis, President of Razon Thin Media, is a new sponsor for this year and will present a $500 gift card to the winner. Since 2016, Forrest Anderson has worked with local partners to sponsor the Military Hero A/C Giveaway each year around Veterans Day because they see the health risks of living without air conditioning in Arizona.
The deadline to nominate a veteran is Monday, October 4th, 2021. The application and contest rules can be found at https://www.forrestanderson.net/military-hero-giveaway. Finalists will be announced on Thursday, October 21st, and the public will be encouraged to vote daily through the companyâ€™s website through November 1st. The winner will be announced by Veterans Day, November 11, 2021st.