Powerzoning Launches Program to Give Cooling Comfort to Sick Children
Nominations sought for deserving families to receive donated climate control systems
Salt Lake City, UT August 2, 2007 – Powerzoning, a new technology used to chill homes by moving cool air from basements to the rooms above, is partnering with the nonprofit group, Angel’s Hands Foundation (AHF), to donate systems to families with sick children. They are asking the public and hospitals across the state to submit nominations for deserving families. Eligible families will have a child under age eighteen who is sensitive to heat or cold because of an illness and bear a financial burden due to their child’s medical bills. AHF was started by Mark and Roxann Kristensen, in memory of their son Matt, who died from Hunter’s Syndrome in 2002. Matt was 16 years old.
“Since many of the sick kids we work with are extremely sensitive to heat or cold, one of our initiative is to donate air conditioning or other climate control products to their families,” says Mark Kristensen, AHF co-founder. “We are grateful to Powerzoning for their donations, which make it possible for us to bring comfort to ill children statewide.”
Nominations must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on August 17, 2007. Following the nomination period, AHF and Powerzoning will select five to ten families from across Utah to receive systems. The public may submit nominations by entering information at www.powerzoning.com/families-in-need.htm.
Last month, AHF put Powerzoning in touch with the Shaw family of Orem. Their three-year-old son, Mason, suffers from effects of prematurity and has lamellar ichthyosis, a rare, inherited skin disease that makes it impossible for him to maintain a safe body temperature. Powerzoning installed a climate control system right away.
“We recently moved into our first home, after many financial setbacks because of Mason’s frail health, and found that the swamp cooler was not effective in keeping Mason’s body at a safe temperature,” says Kerry Lynne Shaw, Mason’s mom. “We are so grateful that Powerzoning is donating systems to families like ours, who can really benefit from their product, but can't afford to buy it.”
AHF is a non-profit organization that helps families with more than 40 rare diseases. Further information can be found at www.angelshands.org.
Powerzoning is a new technology used to chill homes by moving cool air from basements into hotter rooms above. Those who install it can expect a drop in their power bill of about 35 percent. The product also helps keep homes warm during cold months. Powerzoning opened its Utah dealership in July 2007, and is committed to helping children year-round. Powerzoning is endorsed by the Mr. Fix-It Radio program, and works in most homes that have basements, but is ineffective for a small percentage of older homes that lack duct work or use radiant heat. For more information, visit www.powerzoning.com or call 1.303.660.9669.
Release date: Aug 2, 2007