Submitted by Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing

The challenges of the past few years have tested our strengths as individuals, companies, and communities, and as inflation has made its way to the forefront, we’re all being stretched in one way or another. But as the cost of living continues to increase, many deserving families in our communities aren’t just being stretched but are truly struggling to make ends meet. That’s why at Barron, we feel called to help in the ways we can.

The annual Christmas in July giving event at Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing has been an event that we look forward to year after year. Looking back, it’s been an honor to help many people in our community, like Stevie Cairn of Bellingham. Anyone who has met Stevie would quickly notice the light he shares with the world. His vivacious personality has made him a natural leader, and he was hired by Campus Christian Fellowship to serve at Western Washington University in 2020 — just before he was hit by an impaired driver while riding a bicycle on Whidbey Island. Stevie nearly lost his life, and completely severed his spinal cord, which has left him permanently wheelchair-bound. As the driver was uninsured and Stevie was not in a car himself, insurance payouts have not gone far, and he will be faced with a lifetime of wheelchair purchases, possible additional surgeries, and vehicle/home modifications. With an outpouring of love from the community, Stevie, four students, and a Campus Pastor are now in a new “dream home” that has been retrofitted for his accessibility needs, put together by endless volunteer hours from those that know and have heard his story. The Barron Team was just one piece of the puzzle, installing a complete, fully ducted heating and air conditioning system. Barron Plumbing also installed a tankless water heater and provided a nearly full repipe to make the plumbing fixtures wheelchair accessible.

Stevie’s story is one of many that we’ve been humbled by in the five years of Christmas in July at Barron. From medical hardships and lost jobs to foster parents opening their homes to others, the compassion in so many of our neighbors is extraordinary, despite the challenges they may face. Now in our sixth season, we’re searching for deserving individuals and families like these to bless for this year’s giving event. With your recommendations, we will be donating Single-Zone Daikin Ductless Heat Pumps to three families that live in the communities we serve. A ductless heat pump delivers energy-efficient heating AND cooling, providing year-round comfort to those that need it most. That means a cool escape in the summer, or a warm, comfortable home in the winter for those who might not otherwise have heat.

And looking ahead, for every Daikin comfort system purchased between now and August 31, 2023, we’ll put $100 towards a December “Furnace Fund.” This fund will be used to give the warmth of a furnace to those that need it most.

At Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing, it’s been a joy to serve the communities that we call home for over 50 years. We know the importance of keeping your family safe and comfortable and want to do what we can to help our neighbors, especially during tough times. This July, join us in lending a helping hand to the many deserving families and individuals in our communities by submitting a recommendation. Visit the Barron Heating AC Electrical & Plumbing website or stop by either of our Barron showroom locations to recommend a family — submissions are being accepted now through July 31, 2023.

As your Pacific Northwest home and building performance experts since 1972, We stand by our mission: Improving Lives.

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