Building Homes for Heroes is a national organization that recognizes the tremendous sacrifices of men and women of the United States Armed Forces by supporting the needs of severely wounded or disabled soldiers and their families. The Building Homes for Heroes initiative strives to build or renovate quality homes and gift the homes to these veterans nationwide, mortgage free.
Johnson Controls first announced its sponsorship of Building Homes for Heroes in 2014, working with distributors and contractors nationwide to donate heating and cooling systems, including installation and labor costs, to 13 veterans and their families. The company recently committed to supporting 12 additional families in 2015.
“All of us who have been involved with the Building Homes for Heroes program during the past year are thrilled to know that our relationship with the organization will continue this year,” said Liz Haggerty, vice president and general manager, Unitary Products Group at Johnson Controls. “What better way for us as a company to live out our commitment to the communities where we live and work than by supporting the brave men and women who made tremendous sacrifices on our behalf to protect our way of life in these same communities?
The Building Homes for Heroes organization depends on sponsorships and fundraising efforts around the country to help meet its goals and objectives.
“The support of companies like Johnson Controls and the skills of York contractors go a long way toward bringing relief to our wounded veterans,” said Chad Gottlieb, director of construction development, Building Homes for Heroes. “The donation of quality materials in the homes we renovate and construct ensures we are able to affordably help our veterans lead more comfortable, independent and productive lives.”
York products from Johnson Controls include energy-efficient, residential central air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces and accessories and innovative light-commercial, packaged heating and cooling systems marketed through a national distribution network and delivered to home- and building-owners through qualified York heating and cooling contractors. To find a local York contractor and gain additional information about the Building Homes for Heroes sponsorship, visit www.york.com.