Comfort a Hero


Local company donates heating/cooling system to veteran

MENDOTA - Triple Service Inc. of Mendota has given the gift of comfort this holiday season for the second year in a row.

Last year Triple Service of Mendota, with the help of Rheem Manufacturing, provided an entire heating and cooling system to a deserving veteran. “This year, we’re doing it again,” said Gabe Wade, owner of Triple Service. “Comfort A Hero is a program where our company will provide and install a complete home comfort system to a veteran who has been nominated by a friend or family member. Last year we had such an overwhelming response, we knew this was something we had to do again.”

The local company received many heartwarming nominations from families in need, and on Veteran’s Day, Michael McFarland was chosen as this year’s hero. McFarland proudly served in the Marines from October 1986-1990. He purchased his home in 2000 as a fixer upper and had a furnace installed in 2007. Due to a hidden leak in his kitchen sink, the furnace, which was located in the basement, was overtaken by rust.

McFarland has continued work in spite of having his leg amputated in 2016 due to diabetes. “Mike’s current system has many safety concerns, specifically concerning the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning and he has been advised to not run the unit,” Wade said. “His system is in desperate need of replacing and thanks to his friends and family for nominating him, that’s exactly what we will do.”

Triple Service is proud to support veterans and active troops. “Many of our own family members and friends have served,” noted Michelle Wade. “The stories we hear are inspiring, heartwarming, and humbling. And although there can only be one winner, we are grateful for the opportunity to give back. We are really honored to begin working with Mike. This is what the holiday season is truly about.”

Triple Service Inc. is a locally owned and operated company doing business in Mendota since 1950.

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