Jim Nachtigal, owner of the Aire Servr of the South Bay franchise, made the trip to volunteer by sanding teak furniture in the backyard, a program of Ronald McDonald House at Stanford, along with employees Dave Lonero and Adam Mox.
"The support of Ronald McDonald House by our company gives us the opportunity to make a huge difference in a small way," said Nachtigal, of the San Jose-based heating and cooling business. "You never know when this charity is going to touch someone you know, and it makes you feel good to be part of something bigger."
Nachtigal, along with the others, also received a tour of the House, learning more about what the Houses does for families staying there while their child is receiving treatment at a nearby hospital.
"We had a great time," exclaimed Nachtigal. "My wife and daughter are now looking forward to leading an arts and crafts activity day soon!"
The Ronald McDonald House is Ronald McDonald House Charitiesr cornerstone program, providing a "home-away-from-home" so families can stay near the hospital while their child receives life-saving care.
Aire Serv of the South Bay donations are part of the company's national sponsorship with Ronald McDonald House Charitiesr. In 2010, Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. and four of its affiliate companies - Mr. Rooter, Glass Doctor, Mr. Appliance and Mr. Electric - made a national commitment of $100,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charitiesr.
About Aire Servr:
Established in 1992, Aire Serv is a global franchise organization providing installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and indoor air quality systems. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its "Franchise 500," Aire Serv franchisees provide these services to both residential and commercial customers at more than 180 locations in the United States and Canada. Aire Serv is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For further information or to find the location nearest you, visit AireServ.com.
About Ronald McDonald House at Stanford
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford creates a home-away-from-home and supportive community for families of children with life-threatening illnesses receiving specialized treatment at local hospitals. The House can accommodate 47 families per night and features a communal kitchen and dining room, Children's Activity Room, Teen Recreation Center, Computer Center, family library, and fitness center, in addition to a selection of program offerings that promote a sense of normalcy for each member of the family.