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The Rebuilding Together organization’s mission is to repair homes, revitalize communities, and rebuild lives. They have donated countless hours to many different families in the Seattle area to do just that. When looking for ways to give back to our community, Rebuilding Together was who we turned to. In 2017, they gave us the contact information of Ellen and Roger, a couple living in Burien just south of Seattle. They have been heating their home for 46 years by chopping wood in the back yard and burning it in a wood fire stove. Roger and Ellen’s current state of health makes this way of heating their home a challenge. Just before the cold snap in Seattle, Greenwood Heating installers donated their time, and with the help of Mitsubishi Electric, installed a new ductless heating system for Roger and Ellen.
In 2018, Greenwood Heating returned to Rebuilding Together in hopes of finding another family like Ellen and Roger who were in need of heating for the winter. The organization delivered once again, and got us in touch with John, a Vietnam veteran who lives in the Ravenna neighborhood. John’s fireplace, which heats his home, gave out and he was given quotes for costly repairs or replacements. Instead, Greenwood Heating installers took it upon themselves to replace his fireplace insert with a brand new model.
With heating in their homes, we hope that Roger, Ellen, and John will be comfortable during the winters and we hope that Seattle does their part to give back to organizations like Rebuilding Together, Wounded Warriors, Treehouse for Kids, and many more.
We would like to thank Rebuilding Together, Mitsubishi Electric, Gensco and Ellen, Roger, and John for the opportunity to begin our Comforting Our Neighbors Campaign.