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2021 Air Angels Recipient Joan Moore’s Story

The Air Angels Foundation, a charitable organization founded by the North Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association (NFACCA), recently provided air conditioning and heating to the Joan Moore family in Jacksonville.

Jim Jones of Tropic Aire seated with Joan Moore as Tropic Aire team members Dustyn Hardwick and Michael Crawford hold the Air Angels banner
Jim Jones of Tropic Aire seated with Joan Moore as Tropic Aire team members Dustyn Hardwick and Michael Crawford hold the Air Angels banner

Joan Moore has been a customer of Tropic Aire for over 40 years. It was this local Air conditioning Contractor that nominated her for the Air Angels Program. Tropic Aire originally installed the first air conditioning the Moore Family ever owned. Joan’s son shared the memory of the initial years without air conditioning as the team replaced the unit on Friday, June 25, 2021. Joan is an 80 year old widow with minimal social security as her only income. Her husband was an 83 year old retired carpenter who died recently performing handy man work to supplement their income.

Jim Jones with Tropic Aire recognized the hard work the Moore family had put into their home over the years. Having grown to know them personally he knew that the need for air conditioning was vital during these summer months. Air Angels mission is to provide to those who find themselves in these positions. It was with great pleasure that the NFACCA took on the project and received donations. Dan Griffin with Weather Engineers secured the Bryant Unit through a donation from CE Florida. Robbie Sallette with R&R Electric donated their services. Ricky Weeks with The City of Jacksonville Mechanical Department donated the Permit at no cost. The Tropic Aire Team donated their efforts to the install of the system with Team Members Michael Crawford and Dustyn Hardwick.

About the Air Angels

How We are Helping
Our goal is to provide heating & air conditioning to those who are Serving our Country, First Responders and seriously ill or disabled & do not have the means or ability to provide it for themselves. In these cases, the lack of air conditioning is detrimental to the health & well-being to one or more permanent resident in the household. This may include repairing or replacing an existing air conditioning system or providing air conditioning to a home that does not have it.

Who We are Helping
We’ve been serving Northeast Florida since 2011. It is our pleasure to support the communities that we live, work and play in. We provide help, hope, and understanding to people struggling without Air Conditioning and limited financial resources.

Industry Partnerships
Our HVAC Industry Partners are a powerful ally. We often see a variety of local vendors working together on any given project.
For more information and to participate, visit the Air Angels website at www.airangels.net.