Local A/C, Heating and Plumbing Company Donates Brand New A/C Systems to Three Local Families

PHOENIX (Aug. 28, 2020) – Chas Roberts, a local family-owned A/C, heating and plumbing provider announced the recipients of the 11th Annual Cool Play Giveaway, donating brand new A/C systems, including installation, to three lucky winners; the Fournier family living in Surprise, Beverly Matamoros of Phoenix and Jennifer Moyer of San Tan Valley.

The Cool Play Giveaway now in its 11th year was initially started by Chas Roberts President and CEO Sissie Roberts Shank as a way to help local families or organizations that may be undergoing a hardship and are in desperate need of a new A/C system. In previous years, the contest awarded two people or nonprofits a brand-new A/C system, but due to the generosity of new partner, Lennox, offering up a third unit, and the touching stories that were submitted, they are awarding three new systems this year.

“So many people are struggling financially right now and this is just one small way we can give back to those in our community,” said Sissie Roberts Shank.“ A/C units are critical in Arizona, especially this time of year, so if we can help a few families feel more comfortable in their home, we are honored to be able to do so.”

Below are details on each recipient:

The Fournier’s are a military family living in Surprise with three young children, ages 7, 3 and 1. Last fall, their three-year-old, Bethanie, was diagnosed with Leukemia. They have undergone tremendous hardship caring for her, she recently started a new, stronger chemo treatment which has been difficult on the whole family. Their home is a bit older and their A/C unit was acting up, making it difficult to get comfortable in the hot Arizona heat. Their neighbor nominated them in hopes that if they could get a new A/C unit it would give them one less thing to worry about.

“We are truly speechless,” said Stephanie Fournier. Our daughter has Leukemia and it’s very important to keep our house cool. We’ve needed a new A/C unit for a while now but just couldn’t afford it. We are so thankful to Chas Roberts for giving us this amazing gift.”

Beverly Matamoros is a Certified Nursing Assistant at Glencroft Center for Modern Aging, a senior living community. She has been working as a frontline worker, caring for seniors in the COVID unit. As with all health care workers over the last few months, she has been putting her life on the line for others and never complains. She ended up getting COVID and was out of work for several weeks but as soon as she recovered and tested negative, she was right back in the COVID unit helping others. Her A/C unit is extremely old and is not working at its full capacity.

Jennifer Moyer suffered a stroke at the young age of 7. Following, she endured three brain surgeries and was left paralyzed on her left side. She learned to live with only the use of the right side of her body, but life has certainly not been easy. In 2015 she was diagnosed with autoimmune encephalitis. She’s undergone numerous surgeries and continues to live daily with chronic pain. Jenny lives in a modest house in San Tan Valley and is not able to work. Insurance covers most expenses, but it does not cover a new A/C unit. Her A/C unit has been acting up, and she is fearful it will go out leaving her without A/C.

In conjunction with vendors, Lennox, Carrier and Goodman who donate the systems, and Smiley Crane who provides the crane service for roof installation, Chas Roberts is happy to be able to coordinate the program and provide installation for these deserving winners.