ARS of Wilmington Surprises Healthcare Hero on COVID-19 Frontline with Home Services Makeover

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ARS of Wilmington, a local HVAC provider and part of the American Residential Services (ARS) Network of Brands, is providing a new HVAC system to Christina Whitley, a deserving Customer Care Health Worker as part of the ARS Cares Healthcare Heroes program. Following the announcement of the program on May 13, family, friends, and co-workers were invited to share stories of why a Wilmington, NC area frontline worker was deserving of home improvements that would deliver relief and relaxation.

Christina Whitley, ARS Cares Healthcare Heroes Program Winner in Wilmington

“We received inspirational nominations from our community through the ARS Healthcare Heroes program, and are proud to complete these surprise home makeovers for our deserving healthcare workers,” said Franklin Felton, General Manager of ARS of Wilmington.

ARS of Wilmington, a local HVAC provider and part of the American Residential Services (ARS) Network of Brands, is providing a new HVAC system to Christina Whitley, a deserving Customer Care Health Worker as part of the ARS Cares Healthcare Heroes program. The program is an extension of the year-round, company-wide ARS Cares initiative, and is rewarding more than 50 free home services makeovers to healthcare professionals across the country during the current COVID-19 crisis.

“We received inspirational nominations from our community through the ARS Healthcare Heroes program, and are proud to complete these surprise home makeovers for our deserving healthcare workers,” said Franklin Felton, General Manager of ARS of Wilmington. “Our employees are committed to giving back to the community, and these installations are one way we can support the selfless support of our healthcare workers as they continue to combat one of the worst public health crises and continue to help make our community safer.”

As a Customer Care Health Worker at Wilmington Healthcare, Christina Whitley has continued to provide her patients with heartfelt care throughout the current crisis. In addition to concerns for her family’s health during this difficult time, Christina and her husband Ronald have also struggled with no air conditioning in the home they share with their five children. The couple recently purchased their first home together. Unfortunately, shortly after moving in, the HVAC system in their new home quit working. Unable to afford to replace the system, the family has been doing the best they can, not knowing when they would be able to get a new HVAC system. The installation of Whitley’s new HVAC system was completed on June 10.

Following the announcement of the ARS Cares Healthcare Heroes program on May 13, family, friends, and co-workers were invited to share stories of why a Wilmington frontline worker was deserving of home improvements that would deliver relief and relaxation. ARS received more than 400 nominations.

The ARS Cares initiative was launched in 2016 to cultivate positive relationships with communities where we live, work, and play. Since that time, more than 90 home services makeovers have been completed, donating more than $500,000 of HVAC systems and water heaters to deserving recipients. To learn more about ARS Cares and view official Terms & Conditions, visit ars.com/ars-cares.

ABOUT AMERICAN RESIDENTIAL SERVICES
Based in Memphis, Tenn., privately-owned ARS operates a network of more than 70 locally-managed service centers in 24 states, with approximately 7,000 employees. The ARS Network features industry-leading brands including, 4 Eco Services, A.J. Perri, Aksarben ARS, Allgood, Andy's Statewide, ARS, Aspen Air Conditioning, Atlas Trillo, Beutler, Blue Apple Electric, Blue Dot, Blue Flame, Bob Hamilton, Brothers, Columbus Worthington Air, Comfort Heating & Air, Conway Services, DM Select, Florida Home Air Conditioning, Green Star Home Services, Hauser Heating & Air Conditioning, McCarthy Services, Rescue Rooter / Jack Howk, Rescue Rooter, RighTime Home Services, RS Andrews, TempRite Air Conditioning and Heating, Unique Services, "Will" Fix It, and Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing. As an Exceptional Service Provider, the ARS Network serves both residential and light commercial customers by providing heating, cooling, indoor air quality, plumbing, drain cleaning, sewer line, radiant barrier, insulation, and ventilation services. Each location has a knowledgeable team of trained specialists. ARS requires background checks and drug tests on all employees. We hire professionals with the highest level of integrity. Providing exceptional service and ensuring the highest standards of quality, ARS has the experience to do any job right – the first time, with all work fully guaranteed. ARS: "Making it work. Making it right."

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