Local families receive free AC systems

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(KWTX) Saturday was a special day for two Central Texas families who received new air conditioning systems for free.

Through a national program called Feeling the Love, the local families were chosen from a list of nominees to receive the new AC units installed by Rabroker and Lennox. (MGN)

Through a national program called Feeling the Love, the local families were chosen from a list of nominees to receive the new AC units installed by Rabroker and Lennox.

In Hewitt, Orris and Sally Goldman received a new unit after living without air conditioning the last four years.

In Temple, Dawn Brown and her family simply couldn’t fit a new AC in their budget, so they suffered through the heat the last several years.

The Goldmans were nominated by Tom Flanery and Nancie Etzel nominated the Brown family.

Their nomination letters are included in this story.

Feel the Love Day, Lennox’ program benefitting local community members with free HVAC equipment, took place in cities and towns across the nation Saturday.

Read the nomination letters

Orris and Sally Goldman, Hewitt

Nominator: Tom Flanary
Recipient: Orris and Sally Goldman
Hewitt, TX 76643
Sally lives with husband, an air force veteran with dementia in Hewitt Tx. They have not had a/c for the last four years due to unit will not hold freon. She is a member of the Hewitt Library Board since 1986 and has been president about ten times. Served as president of elementary schools in Waco and Hewitt. Served on Hewitt's first Recycle Board. Volunteered with Family
Consumer Science Dept classes. She operates the food pantry at our church, Bible Way, spending many hours buying food and seeing that people that are hungry has food. She suffered a stroke in 2009 and 2010 and now has to use a walker. Caring for her husband is a full time job and with one small window unit in the house makes it difficult in hot summertime. Any help this lady and her husband could get would be greatly appreciated.

Dawn Brown and family, Temple

Nominator: Nancie Etzel
Recipient: Dawn Brown and family
Temple, TX 76501
My good friend Dawn, a daughter of a veteran, lives with her senior Mom, who is at the beginning stages of dementia, her stepfather, also a senior and a veteran as well as her visually impaired son and her autistic son. They live in an older home and the AC has been out for several years because they do not have enough income for a new one. Dawn home schooled her now 20-year-old visually impaired son and continues to home school her son with autism.
She also contributes to her community through her many volunteer groups, which include the Visually Impaired Persons group in Temple, the 4H, Clover Kids. She is a member of several church groups including Single Mothers, Girlfriends and many bible study groups. She is very active with making sure her sons know about giving back. Her older son is currently working on a farm and she is a member of several groups that center around those with autism including a Social Branch and takes her son with autism to Bell County Co-op. She is the primary caregiver for her entire family.