HOUSTON, Texas – As part of its longstanding commitment to give back to the communities where it operates, Carrier donated 100 home comfort systems to Habitat for Humanity families impacted by the historic flooding that ravaged the Houston, Texas area following Hurricane Harvey last year. One of the region’s Carrier factory authorized dealers, Fresh Air, is installing these systems, helping 100 Habitat for Humanity families resume normal lives in their homes.
In addition to Fresh Air installing the donated systems, employees from Carrier’s local distributor, Carrier Enterprise, helped construct a home in Houston to help another Habitat family achieve the dream of home ownership.
“We at Houston Habitat were ever so grateful to have the opportunity to serve homeowners in the greater Houston community that were flooded by installing these donated HVAC units,” said Allison Hay, executive director, Houston Habitat for Humanity. “These are hardworking Houston families who have limited resources and this will help them get back on their feet. We were amazed at Carrier’s generosity and effort to serve Houstonians during this vital stage.”
Sonny Roncancio, who has led Fresh Air for more than 35 years and has provided home comfort expertise to thousands of families across the Houston area, said he was motivated to support the project after witnessing the extraordinary power of his team’s work for customers impacted by the floods.
“I’ve had customers hug me in tears after we turn their system back on and they realize they can live again without the challenges of going without heat and air conditioning,” he said. “Normally, people appreciate our work but this storm and the way it impacted our community took it to a new level. Seeing the impact we have had supporting the Habitat families has been a great joy and has given our team a real sense of shared accomplishment.”