It’s that time of year again and we’re giving back to the community that has given us so much over the past 75 years – two lucky families and/or non-profits will receive a brand new A/C system. Our winners have been selected for 2017!
Richard was injured in a car accident about 20 years ago which left him paralyzed from the waist down. At that time he was a father of three little ones and worked very hard for them to always provide for them and be there no matter what. After the accident he went back to school to obtain his teaching degree in which he accomplished and worked as a schoolteacher for several years. However due to his medical condition it has made it very difficult to continue working. Unfortunately due to his paralysis he does not sweat like others which causes his body to overheat. It becomes very uncomfortable for him and also causes his health to deteriorate during these extreme Arizona heat.
Mr. Alvarez was diagnosed with Stage 4 Esophageal/Stomach Cancer the end of December 2016. He hasn’t been able to work and may not be able to return due to this illness. The Alvarez family suffered the loss of their son in 2000 due to Cystic Fibrosis. The family struggles with medical bills, while also enduring Arizona weather without an air conditioning unit.