Last month, we announced a contest in partnership with Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO for giving away a brand new Rheem home comfort system to someone in the community who is a current or former armed service member. Following an overwhelming response of many heartening stories, we have selected someone from all the deserving nominees.
We are happy to announce that the winner is John “Mike” McFarland! This local hero who served in the Marines from 1986 to 1990 received a number of nominations for being “the type of person that would bend over backwards to help others in need.”
Over the years, his home has needed quite a bit of work. Unfortunately, he found himself in a tough financial spot after his leg was amputated in 2016, as a result of diabetes. One thing that has been on his home improvement list is a new furnace. His current furnace is 12 years old and has rusted from a sink leak. The furnace is in desperate need of replacement as it now poses a risk of releasing carbon monoxide.
After hearing from numerous people about how John is an “American hero” who has a “good heart when it comes to helping others”, we would like to return the favor and give good karma back to him this holiday season by gifting and installing a new Rheem system in his home. As one of the entries put it, knowing he will be warm this winter fills us with peace and joy.
Congratulations, and thank you for your service.