BRAZIL, Ind. (WTHI) – One Wabash Valley business is helping out local veterans.
Lucas Company Plumbing, Heating and Cooling in Centerpoint started a program called Heating for Heroes this year. They do a free official inspection for all veterans and will change their filters.
“For us to give back a little bit. It gives us a chance to go in and give a little bit back to them and their families,” said Bill Lucas, Lucas Company.
It helps those serving their community, whether military, police, firefighters or emts. They inspect the home’s furnace, replace the filter and also check their plumbing.
“Any concerns they have. We’re here to help them,” said Lucas.
Cassandra Parkin’s eagerly took advantage of this service.
Her husband is currently active in the air national guard.
“He was overseas during operation enduring freedom. Then every year, he goes different places for training and also for certain missions,” said Cassandra.
Especially in this weather, it’s crucial to keep your furnace maintained. Now, normally this service is $65. But for these local heroes? Free.
Cassandra thinks it’s important local companies take an interest in their community.
“I think it’s amazing when businesses get behind veterans and heroes like that,” said Cassandra.
And for Lucas, he also knows from personal experience how much these heroes give.
“It’s hard to put into words the sacrifices these people make. I had grandfathers, aunts and uncles, that were in the service, so we know what that’s all about,” said Lucas.
“It gives us peace of mind, because if anything’s going to go wrong, it’s always when my husband’s gone!” said Cassandra.
The company uses this program in Vigo, Clay, and Putnam counties. But they’re hoping to expand.
This service is every Wednesday through February.
For more information, or if you’d like to take advantage of this service, call the company at 812-835-1193. You can also head to their Facebook page to see the stories of the men and women they’ve helped.