We ask you to nominate your local heroes and select the winner who receives a new furnace to bring warmth to their home. We are committed to our Comfort Counts program and consider it to be one more way in which we deliver all the comforts of home. We are currently seeking nominations through 12/9/22. If someone in your life or community deserves recognition, please nominate them below. Full details for nominee eligibility, winner eligibility, and rules are found in the fine print below the form.
We are thankful to be a part of the greater western Washington community, and we consider it an honor to have been trusted in your homes for more than 45 years. To express our gratitude, we started a program called Comfort Counts. Partnering with our local Carrier distributor, the program facilitates a way for us to give back to our community through annual events. When held in the spring, we honor a “Cool Hero” for making a meaningful impact within their community by installing a new Carrier air conditioner for them. In the fall, we bring warmth to a family in need by installing a new furnace in their home. The recipients come recommended to us by our customers, employees, and community members. We are committed to our Comfort Counts program and consider it to be one more way in which we deliver all the comforts of home. Thank you for participating with us.
To recommend someone for our Fall program, please complete the form below.
*One entry per person.
*Recipient(s) must reside within King, Pierce, Snohomish, Skagit, or Kitsap county.
*Recipient(s) must be nominated by someone other than themselves and someone other than a family member living at the same residence.
*Furnace must be installed in a residential home owned by the recipient(s).
*Entries must be received by midnight on December 31, 2022.
*See Official Program Rules
When the COVID lockdown happened and schools started closing last year, many working parents were suddenly faced with the challenge of how to continue working without the childcare now required for their children to be at home. When Aarin recognized the problem these families in her neighborhood were facing, she immediately offered the basement in her home and her supervision, so these parents who were essential workers could continue going to work each day to support their families. Aarin transformed her basement into a fully functioning school, providing 9 students with a school-like environment as she helped them with lessons, projects, and tech support 5 days per week. The group of 4 first graders, 3 third graders, 1 fourth grader, and 1 fifth grader were all “quarantined together” and benefited from the structured learning environment.
Aarin acted as the point of contact with the teachers and took care of any follow-up that was needed. She did so without compensation and simply felt like this is what she could offer to help. “I can’t say how much of a blessing this has been to us”, one of the parents commented. Another mom said, “She’s a saint for taking 9 children for the majority of the pandemic. I don’t know what I would have done.”
It would have been easy for her to focus solely on her own children, but she wanted to help her neighbors. For some time, Aarin even worked a part-time job in the evenings at home on top of it. She said it got pretty busy there for a while. Her “school” continues today with a few of the children still attending part-time as their regular schools transition back to in-person classes.
Aarin, you’ve made a difference in your community and you’re our Cool Hero!