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Ahwatukee Veteran Wins Forrest Anderson’s 5th Annual Military Hero A/C Giveaway

Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning (Forrest Anderson), a family-owned business in the Phoenix area since 1961, is pleased to announce the winner of the 5th Annual Military Hero A/C Giveaway. Ahwatukee homeowner Annie Patterson, a veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard, secured the most public votes to win a free air conditioning unit in this local event that honors the sacrifices of Veterans, active duty service members, and their families.

Annie Patterson with sons John Ryan (left) and William (right) celebrate winning Forrest Anderson's 2020 Military Hero AC Giveaway.
Annie Patterson with sons John Ryan (left) and William (right) celebrate winning Forrest Anderson’s 2020 Military Hero AC Giveaway.

“I am blessed and grateful to be the recipient of 2020’s Forrest Anderson’s Military Hero Giveaway because it eases the financial burden of replacing my 20-year old air conditioner,” said Patterson. “More importantly, this contest gave me my tribe back! As a combat Veteran who struggles with mental health challenges and self-isolation tendencies, I was able to reconnect with many wonderful, supportive, and loving people whom I lost touch with over the years. For fellow Veterans struggling with mental health, Remember Your Tribe! They want to support you as much as you need their support, which is something I learned from being a finalist in this contest.”

“The Forrest Anderson team is proud to honor Annie and all our Veterans for the sacrifices they and their families made to serve our country,” said Audrey Monell, President of Forrest Anderson. “We share their stories every year because we want to start conversations about the importance of supporting military members, many who return home with conditions that impact their physical and mental health.”

Patterson served 15-years in the military working as a combat medic, orthopedic specialist, and hospital administrator. She served in Wiesbaden, Germany, and Saudi Arabia as part of Operation Desert Storm. She also served as a medic in the Washington Army National Guard where she provided forest fire medical support, she served in the Florida Army National Guard where she assisted during hurricane relief, and she served in the Arizona Army National Guard providing training and operations as a hospital administrator. Today, Patterson is raising two teenage boys and mentors Veterans with PTSD to help them heal.

A friend nominated Patterson and Forrest Anderson selected her to be one of five finalists in this year’s Military Hero A/C Giveaway. The company shared stories about every finalist on its website and social media channels and gave the public two weeks to vote for their favorite.

The runners-up include Ron Breland, a U.S. Army Veteran from Glendale; Michael Butcher, a U.S. Army Veteran from Tolleson; Jed Davis, a U.S. Marine Veteran from Phoenix; and Lucy Wong, a U.S. Navy Veteran from Gilbert. They will each will receive a free A/C Tune Up for one unit valued at $84.95.

Monell also recognized industry partners, MORSCO HVAC/Bush Supply and Smiley Crane Service, whose generous contributions again this year made it possible to run the contest. Since 2016, Forrest Anderson has worked with local partners to sponsor the Military Hero A/C Giveaway every year around Veterans Day.

About Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning

Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning has been providing exceptional service to the Phoenix area since 1961. A third-generation family business, Forrest Anderson remains committed to its founder’s core beliefs: treat your customers right, treat your employees right, do your best work, and always do the right thing. Forrest Anderson technicians operate under a four-point service model (understand, discuss, solve and deliver) to provide a consistent, high-quality experience each and every time. ROC: O68884, O80357, O68784, O32411.

For more information, call 623-780-4060 or visit http://forrestanderson.net/ and follow them on Facebook.