New Castle, DE Family Benefits from Free Heater Distribution Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Warm the Heart Installs First Furnace of 2009(WILMINGTON, DE; January 20, 2009) — A New Castle, Delaware family will sleep a little easier this winter thanks to the generosity of others.

For the fourth year in a row, the non-profit organization, Warm The Heart, is giving free replacement furnaces to needy families in New Castle County. One of the 12 families benefiting from the program this year is the Wilson family of New Castle, DE. Today, they were the first Warm The Heart family of 2009 to have their new furnace installed.

For the Wilsons, the new furnace came just in the nick of time. Their home was flooded last year. Several months later, the heating system broke down. With winter setting in, the Wilsons took their case to Warm the Heart, who then stepped in to help.

“2008 wasn’t an easy year for us,” said Charles Wilson. “We’ve been a victim of the economy, layoffs, anything that went wrong in 2008 is kind of represented in this house. So we’re very grateful.”

For Mark Aitken, co-owner of Horizon Services, Inc., the company that installed the Wilson’s furnace, helping a family in need is just part of being a good corporate citizen and member of the community.

“Nobody wants to see their neighbors suffer without heat through a cold winter,” said Aitken. “For us, there’s no greater feeling than to lend a helping hand to a deserving family and change the quality of their lives for the better.”

Warm The Heart will install eleven more furnaces in homes throughout New Castle County, DE this winter alone.

Financial support for Warm The Heart comes from Delmarva Power, Valero, Trane and Horizon Services.

Tax deductible contributions can be made year-round to:

Warm The Heart
c/o Horizon Services Inc.
320 Century Blvd.
Wilmington, DE 19808

Potential corporate sponsors or groups interested in supporting Warm The Heart can call (302) 762-1200 or email info@warmtheheart.org.

 

TV Coverage:

Click the movie screen below to view a local TV news story on Warm The Heart and the Wilson’s brand new furnace.

 

 



 


About Warm The Heart:

Warm The Heart is a not-for-profit organization that exists as a means to provide replacement furnaces to needy families in New Castle County, DE and the city of Wilmington, DE who are not able to afford them on their own this winter. Founded by the employees of Horizon Services, Inc. in 2005, Warm The Heart was created to deliver necessary relief to less fortunate families who might otherwise ignore the potential life threatening issues of a faulty heating system and ease the pain of increasing utility bills by replacing old and damaged furnaces with new, high-efficiency heaters. To date, Warm The Heart has donated brand new furnaces for 39 of New Castle County’s and Wilmington’s needy families and will purchase and install an additional 12 new furnaces in 2008/2009.

About Horizon Services:

Horizon Services is the region’s leading plumbing, heating and air conditioning services company, providing repair, maintenance, sales and installation to homeowners and businesses in Delaware (New Castle County, Kent County), Pennsylvania (Delaware County, Chester County, The Main Line) and Maryland (Cecil County). Horizon is headquartered in Wilmington, DE.

Media Contact:
Brian P. Cunningham
RT&E Integrated Communications
302-429-5127

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