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Veteran’s Day? For Safety and Comfort, Try Veteran’s 365-Days-a-Year

Veteran’s Day is celebrated one day a year, but many organizations work year-round to offer military families day-to-day assistance. Operation FINALLY HOME (OFH) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization providing custom-built, mortgage-free homes to veterans. We are honored to be a partner of OFH. We truly support their work and everything they stand for. That support involves donating cooling and heating systems to five homes being built this year for veteran families. We plan to steadily increase the number of donations in the years to come.

One such home was built for U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Ray Coffey. In 2004, during a deployment in Iraq, Coffey was seriously injured by an improvised explosive device, grenades and gunfire. As a result, he suffers from permanent physical and cognitive damage, as well as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Coffey’s medication causes his body temperature to increase, which leads to brain swelling – making effective cooling vital to Coffey and his family. In their new house, our zoned comfort system ensures that Coffey can relax safely and comfortably during a migraine without making the rest of his house (and family) too cold.

Learn more about Staff Sergeant Coffey and his family by viewing Southern Living’s videos; our zoning systems air in episode two at the 3:12 mark and episode three at the 0:48 and 3:10 marks. You’ll see exactly why we feel so lucky to support such an important and necessary program.