CCF donates blankets, heaters to social agencies
A broken heater sends chills down the spine of even the toughest Texans this time of year. But what happens if you can’t afford to fix the heater and have nowhere to go?
For some CoServ Members and Customers, this reality is all too real and isn’t just a temporary inconvenience – it can be deadly.
Every winter, the CoServ Charitable Foundation donates space heaters and blankets to social service agencies that distribute them to their clients in need. The donated items are given to CoServ Members and Customers that have a broken heater or one that doesn’t work well enough to keep their whole house warm.
In November, CoServ distributed 240 heaters and 140 blankets to five agencies across North Texas.
“We’re always thankful for CoServ. This year, I was nervous because we had some remaining inventory from last year, so I only asked for 20 [heaters],” said Daphne' Houston, Director of Programs for Christian Community Action in Lewisville. “But since then, when the temperature dropped, we ended up getting rid of all the remaining heaters.”
This CCF program is funded by Operation Roundup so all Members and Customers who generously round up their bills to the nearest dollar are contributing to keeping their neighbors safe and warm – another great example of Members helping Members.
CCF has a similar program in the summer, delivering window air conditioning units and fans to social service agencies, who distribute them to Members and Customers in need.
“The Texas weather can be unforgiving sometimes, which is why it’s so important that everyone has proper climate control in their homes,” said Glen Squibb, CoServ’s Director of Community Engagement. “The CoServ Charitable Foundation is proud to partner with social service agencies who ensure that Members and Customers aren’t without warmth in the winter or cool air in the summer.”