“It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.” – Albert Einstein
Throughout the year of 2019, Chapman chose to celebrate the community that has supported us for over 60 years. To do that, we organized a series of promotions that we called Chapman Gives Back. As we started planning the year, we knew that our encore had to be the 3rd Annual System Giveaway. The entire Chapman team recognized that as long as we are able to, we must continue this tradition! The last two years we have done this, we have been overwhelmed with the need the exists in our own community. Check out last year’s recipient, Mollie, who had an amazing story and fed us cookies during her install!
After marketing this promotion on radio, TV, Facebook, and our website, the Chapman team hands off the collected nominations to a group of community members for them to do the impossible task of choosing one recipient. The nominees come from friends, neighbors, coworkers, and family members, and each of them are deserving in their own way. Every year, this panel comments on the difficulty of choosing just one family to receive the incredible gift of comfort.
This year it came down to a retired Navy Veteran and his wife, who had been struggling with a malfunctioning furnace and AC unit for years. This year’s recipients are a couple that would never let someone stay out in the cold or go without a meal – no matter their current situation. It was commented that they always put others before themselves, often leaning on each other for support through the hard times. With a new system in place, we know they will be able to enjoy many years of comfort in their home and continue giving back to those in need.