For the eighth consecutive year, Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning, a Glendale-based, family-owned business serving Phoenix metro since 1961, will honor men and women who served or are currently serving in the military.
Forrest Anderson’s annual Military Hero A/C Giveaway will share stories of local Maricopa County military heroes and will award one veteran or active duty service member with a free air conditioning system with installation.
“The Military Hero Giveaway was a wonderful experience. The new A/C unit allowed me to keep my home cool throughout the summer while lowering my electricity bill,” Cheryl Reuss, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and winner of the 2022 Military Hero Giveaway, shared in a press release. “Being part of this giveaway was lifechanging.”
Residents can nominate a military hero by filling out a short application on Forrest Anderson’s website through Friday, Sept. 29.
A company panel will select up to five finalists and share their stories on Forrest Anderson’s website and Facebook page, where members of the public can vote for their favorite from Tuesday, Oct. 17 through Tuesday, Oct. 31. The giveaway is open to active-duty military, retired service members, and veterans who were discharged under general or honorable conditions, who own a home in Maricopa County.
“My grandfather served in the Navy during World War II before starting this company in 1961. We started the Military Hero Giveaway in his honor and to show our appreciation for the military community,” Audrey Monell, Forrest Anderson president, stated. “In our eighth year running the Military Hero Giveaway, it is still inspiring to see communities rally behind the men and women who serve our country.”
Contributions from partners MORSCO HVAC/Bush Supply and Smiley Crane Service make it possible to run the contest. Cameron Davis, Razor Thin Media president, will present a $500 gift card to the winner.
The deadline to nominate a veteran is Wednesday, Sept. 29. The application and contest rules are available at https://www.forrestanderson.net/military-hero-giveaway.
The winner will be announced by Veterans Day Saturday, Nov. 11.