Charities We Support
At Air & Water, Inc. we not only aim to create comfortable environments for our clients, but strive to bring peace and happiness to our local communities and the world. That's why we support foundations such as the Special Olympics and Operation Gratitude that help meet the diverse needs of individuals from all walks of life.
Since 2002, we've gone on to be recognized as a trusted distribution partner and online retailer by manufacturers and clients, alike. However, we realize our success is only as real as the people who come to Air & Water for their heating and cooling needs - so giving back to the community is as important to us as making a sale is at other companies. If there's a charity or foundation you'd like us to know about, feel free to send an email and we'll see what we can do. Here at Air & Water, Inc. our business is people, and that means you!
A few of the non-profits we proudly support are:
|Special Olympics of Southern California|
||The Special Olympics began as a day camp for people with intellectual disabilities in 1963 and gave them a place to enjoy the therapeutic effects of physical fitness. Today the Special Olympics, Inc. is recognized worldwide and has branched into local chapters, including the Southern California chapter (founded by Olympic gold medalist Rafer Johnson in 1969). Air & Water, Inc. is happy to support the SOSC's mission of empowering individuals to become healthy, respected members of society. |
|Strikeouts for Troops|
||Founded by the San Francisco Giants' own Barry Zito, Strikeouts For Troops is dedicated to lifting the morale of our nation's wounded warriors being treated in military hospitals. Operating nationwide, SFT provides the "comforts of home" to wounded troops and has already raised nearly 2 million dollars since April 2005. We're proud to help support America's wounded warriors along side contributing players like Trevor Bell (Angels), Shawn Estes (Dodgers), Alex Rodriguez (Yankees), Mark Kotsay (Red Sox), and, of course, Barry Zito!|
||Operation Gratitude provides imperative morale boosting services to our nation's troops currently deployed in hostile regions of the world. Everyday, these brave service men and women risk their mental and physical well-being to serve our country, and OP Gratitude has created a way for us to personally say "thank you!" By hosting letter writing campaigns, collection drives, and fundraising events they work to send care packages to troops abroad - so far, a total of 533,672 care packages have been sent - and at Air & Water, Inc. we are committed to helping continue the tradition.|
|Lestonnac Free Clinic |
||For us, the Lestonnac Free Clinic is a local Orange County jewel in the rough. Founded by Sister Marie Therese in 1979, the LFC offers free medical and dental care to many of the poorest in Orange County. Despite the Hollywood vision of the OC, every 2 hours a child is born into poverty and over 263,299 individual residents live below the federal poverty line here. Sister Marie Therese recognized this hidden, desperate need for Orange County's poor to have basic healthcare and Air & Water, Inc. recognizes her mission to enriching, improving, and empowering the lives of over 20,000 patients!|
|Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund|
||The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors the bravery and dedication exhibited by Americans in our Armed Forces who have sacrificed life or limb defending our country by providing educational scholarships to their children. With thousands of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Guardsmen having been killed in war, the Freedom Alliance has established a permanent Scholarship Trust Fund to aid the children of thise brave Americans so that we will be able to help the children of American heroes when it is their turn to attend college. |