Peoria veteran makes finals in A/C giveaway contest — voting ends Nov. 5

Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning Inc. (Forrest Anderson), a family-owned business in the Phoenix area since 1961, named five finalists from across Maricopa County for its 2018 Military Hero A/C Giveaway Contest.

Voting is now open on the Forrest Anderson Facebook Page and the winner will receive a new air conditioning unit fully installed free of charge.

The finalists are featured on the Forrest Anderson Facebook Page where the public can read their stories and vote for a winner until 5 p.m. Nov. 5. The public can vote as often as they wish, with a limit of one vote per day. The winner of the 2018 Military Hero A/C Giveaway will be announced around Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Local finalist, Ted Anderson of Peoria, worked in munitions in the United States Air Force. Ted also worked as a baker at the Officer’s Club in Vietnam.

Ted lost his wife tragically to cancer several years ago and has dealt with crippling arthritis. He helps so many in the community but lives on social security and a little money from his home baking.

He has no central air and hasn’t had enough money to fix his air conditioning. He is very modest and willing to help others even when he doesn’t have the means to fix what needs to be fixed in the home where he and his wife lived and raised their family.

“My grandfather, Forrest Anderson, who founded this company more than 65 years ago was a World War II Veteran who taught our whole family so much about honor and service to others,” said Audrey Monell, president of Forrest Anderson. “This giveaway contest provides us an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions made by all veterans and active service members and thank them for their dedication to protecting our country.”

Other finalists are:

  • Jeremy Koehler of Mesa, who served active duty for six years and had one 11-month tour in Afghanistan.
  • Kevin Mills of Surprise — a current service member in the reserves and a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving more than 20 years in the military.
  • Joshua Stanwiz of Gilbert — a disabled veteran who served more than a decade between the Marines and Army, deploying with both in the infantry.
  • Nathan Wicker of Surprise, who was in the United States Air Force 10 years, served in Iraq, and ultimately had to leave the service because of his back issues.

Forrest Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. has been providing service to the Phoenix area since 1961. For more information, call 623-428-0215 or visit forrestanderson.net.

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