Strengthening Our Connection to the Community Through Service
One of the joys of being a smaller, owner-operated business is feeling connected to the community we serve. We strive to honor that connection in two important ways. One is to always do right by our customers. The other is to contribute to the larger community whenever we can. These are some of the efforts we’re proud to be a part of.
In December 2022, we reached out to Cherokee County Senior Services to find out if any of their clients were at risk for not having reliable heat this winter. They connected us with Rachel C., age 62, who turned out to be a Comfort Zone customer. Her HVAC system was at least 20 years old, and the minor repairs she called us about were getting more expensive every year. Unfortunately, a period of financial and health issues had prevented her from replacing it. Our techs who had visited her home said she always appreciated their efforts and maintained a positive attitude even when facing tough times. So Comfort Zone wanted to do something special for her during the holiday season. Rachel’s home now features a brand new Goodman HVAC system, valued at more than $14,000, and she has one less thing to worry about in 2023.
This year Comfort Zone once again participated in the 104.7 – The Fish Christmas Wish Program. We were grateful for the opportunity to help Brandi’s family with their holiday celebration. Brandi is a single mother attending nursing school, and a problem with her financial aid led to some budget challenges just as the holidays were coming up. We were so glad to be able to provide a tree and some gifts for her two young sons, as well as assist with her winter utility bills.
This year we continued our participation in the 104.7, The Fish Christmas Wish Program. In a year that was challenging for so many, we were honored to be able to help Mary with a new furnace. Her heating unit had not been working for 3 years and she was also concerned about leaking carbon monoxide if she did turn it on. We are happy that now Mary will be comfortable and safe each winter!
We asked the Comfort Zone community to nominate a student hero, someone who goes above and beyond by being of service to others. Our winner received $500 and two runners-up each received $50 in recognition of their good works.
Each Christmas season, Fish 104.7 connects the radio station’s listeners with people in need to fulfill a wish. In 2019, we were able to help out a family who experienced a devastating illness and job loss by replacing their nonfunctioning HVAC system with a new one. We look forward to fulfilling many wishes to come.
Nearly 90 percent of Hasty Elementary School children depend on the Cherokee County School District’s Summer Meals program. In June 2020, to help fund this vital program, we donated $5 for every customer who booked a residential service or maintenance appointment. In the end, we were able to donate over $2700 to help make sure Cherokee County children had meals this summer!