For the sixth consecutive year, Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning, at 17225 N. 63rd Ave., Glendale, will honor men and women who served or are currently serving in the U.S. military.
The family-owned business that’s been in the Valley since 1961 will present Forrest Anderson’s 2021 Military Hero A/C Giveaway. The contest shares the stories of local Maricopa County military heroes and will award one veteran or active duty servicemember with a free air conditioning system including installation.
“The Military Hero Giveaway is an incredible campaign that highlights the stories of local veterans,” 2020 Military Hero Recipient Annie Patterson stated in a news release. “It relieves a heavy financial burden and reminds veterans of the strong support system they have across the community.”
Anyone can nominate a military hero by filling out a short application on Forrest Anderson’s website at forrestanderson.net by Monday, Oct. 4. 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 between Thursday, Oct. 21 and Monday, Nov. 1.
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 World War II before he started this company and this is a special way to honor his legacy and recognize the sacrifices veterans have made for our communities,” Forrest Anderson President Audrey Monell stated. “This is our sixth year for the Military Hero Giveaway and it is still one of my favorite events of the year. It is incredible to see the community rally behind the men and women who serve our country and remind them how appreciated they are.”
Monell also recognized industry partners, Morsco HVAC/Bush Supply and Smiley Crane Service, whose contributions again this year made it possible to run the contest.
Cameron Davis, President of Razon Thin Media, is a new sponsor for this year and will present a $500 gift card to the winner.
Since 2016, Forrest Anderson has worked with local partners to sponsor the Military Hero A/C Giveaway each year around Veterans Day because they see the health risks of living without air conditioning in Arizona.
The deadline to nominate a veteran is Monday, Oct. 4. The application and contest rules are available at forrestanderson.net/military-hero-giveaway. Finalists will be announced on Thursday, Oct. 21, and the public will be encouraged to vote daily through the company’s website through Nov. 1.
The winner will be announced by Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11.