My Plumber Heating and Cooling prides itself on a long history of giving back to the communities that it serves. As company founder R. Wendell Presgrave explains it, “We consider it our privilege to give something back to the communities that provide our living, and frankly, we love having the opportunity. “My Plumber has collected many tons of food for the hungry, performed free or deeply discounted plumbing repairs for homeless shelters and in private homes throughout Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland, and sponsored sports teams, school plays and many other educational activities. The company also has a tradition of replacing, for free, the oldest, ugliest heating system that it can find each autumn.
Over the past year, My Plumber has spent some time thinking about the best ways to give back to the community, and the most effective ways to use its resources. The company decided to add a new element to its tradition of giving away a new heating system by searching for a deserving local resident to be the recipient, instead of simply replacing the oldest system it found.
To that end, My Plumber has developed an application process for those in its service area who are interested in receiving a free new heating system. The successful candidate will be someone who does work that is vital to the community, but who does not have a high income. Special consideration will be given to the candidate who also volunteers: for example, a local police officer who volunteers to teach English to immigrants, or a teacher who volunteers time with hospice patients. Finally, the candidate must have an old heating system which is in danger of failing.
Applications for My Plumber’s Heating System Giveaway are available at My Plumber headquarters (9975 Pennsylvania Avenue, Manassas, Virginia), or request an application by e-mail to email@example.com.Completed applications and supporting materials must be received by noon on Tuesday, November 23, 2010.The winner will be announced December 10, 2010 at 2:00PM EST.