Sacramento, CA. (Saturday, October 10, 2020) – A Rancho Cordova disabled veteran received new heating and air conditioning units from Bonney Plumbing and Lennox this Saturday during their “Feel the Love” event.
Bonney began requesting nominations in June from community members to help those facing physical, mental, or social disabilities, financial challenges, or job loss. Military and community service were also critical factors for choosing a Feel the Love recipient. You can watch our video here or read our full recap below.
“We received more than 50 nominations from across the greater Sacramento region,” said Oscar Poort, General Manager from Bonney Plumbing, Electrical, Heating, and Air. “The committee chose Karriem Glaster from Rancho Cordova as we learned he was a disabled veteran that served in the army, he has asthma and just didn’t have the resources to replace a non-working unit since he moved to his house over five years ago.”
For the past 10 years, Lennox’ Feel The Love program has donated heating and cooling equipment to help deserving residents across the country, helping more than 1,300 families stay comfortable and safe in their homes. This is the first year that Bonney has taken part in the social responsibility event, and says they will continue to do so for years to come.
“It’s been tough living in a house with a non-working system that’s more than 27 years old,” said Karriem Glaster, an army veteran from Rancho Cordova. “As a homeowner, you always have a lot of conflicting priorities and we just didn’t have the money to buy a new furnace and new air conditioning, so this is a great and much-needed surprise. I’m in shock and very grateful.”
Karriem and his wife Kimberly are celebrating their fifth anniversary since moving to their home on the same day as they are receiving their two units.
“It’s overwhelming to me because I’m getting chills just thinking about it,” said Kimberly Glaster, Karriem’s wife. “This winter I’m not going to be freezing like normal with my blanket and my hat and my gloves, it’s just going to be so nice.”