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Direct Energy Donates Air Conditioners to Houston Senior Citizens

Direct Energy and One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating joined forces with Neighborhood Centers to announce the donation of 60 portable air conditioner units to Houston-area senior citizens to help battle the heat.

Direct Energy Donates Air Conditioners to Houston Senior Citizens
Cullen Hay of Direct Energy talks at the press conference.

The donation was marked with a press conference that included remarks from Meggin Lorino, director of Neighborhood Based Senior Services for Neighborhood Centers, Cullen Hay, general manager of U.S. Energy at Direct Energy, and Bill Fortner, vice president of One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating.

After the press conference, One Hour technicians went to the home of Gladys Coleman to install a portable AC unit in her dining room. She’s looking forward to staying cool this summer with the help of the new AC unit.

Direct Energy Donates Air Conditioners to Houston Senior Citizens
Gladys Coleman of Houston, TX is excited for her portable air conditioner unit.

This is the fourth year Direct Energy has partnered with Neighborhood Centers to help meet the need for efficient air conditioning in Houston. Neighborhood Centers has identified the recipients who are currently on a fixed income and either cannot pay to have their air conditioning units repaired or replaced, or who simply do not have enough units to cool the most-used rooms in their homes.

Direct Energy Donates Air Conditioners to Houston Senior Citizens
The professionals at One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating get ready to install a portable air conditioner in Houston, TX.

The donated units will be delivered and professionally installed in up to 60 homes by One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating’s professional certified technicians. Several units have been delivered and installed so far, and all will be delivered by the end of May 2016.

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Melissa Hand is an external relations specialist at Direct Energy, supporting many external affairs initiatives including corporate events, the Innovation to Inspiration mobile exhibit tour, and media relations. In addition to following the energy industry buzz, she loves food, traveling and coffee… lots of coffee.

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