Triplegic injured warrior Adam Keys completed his bucket-list by trekking the 19,341-foot-high peak of Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro this year thanks in part to donations from Fresh-Aire UV and its Patriot IAQ program to veterans charity Warrior Events, Annapolis, Md.
Patriot IAQ is an indoor air quality (IAQ) equipment dealer program created by Fresh-Aire UV, Jupiter, Fla., where a portion of each sale’s proceeds are donated to veterans charities.
Fresh-Aire UV presented a check Dec. 15 to Warrior Events (www.warriorevents.net), which helps partially fund veterans events, such as Keys’ five-day mountain-climb and the incurred costs for Tanzanian trail guides, an EMT, supplies and travel. The 26-year-old Keys was the sole survivor when a truck transporting U.S. Army paratroopers was blown up by an Afghanistan roadside bomb in 2010. More than 100 surgeries later, Keys offered his inspirational soaring achievement as a tribute to his fallen comrades that was featured on CBS This Morning’s “Pushing the Limits” Series and Fox and Friends television shows.
The climbing effort propagated other veteran funding successes, such as Keys’ “adamkeys1stepforward” Facebook fundraising page that now gives 33-percent of its donations to Warrior Events.
Patriot IAQ (https://patriotiaq.com) dealers promote Fresh-Aire UV’s Blue Tube UV, APCO and other HVAC indoor air quality products under the Patriot IAQ brand. The branded program, which includes dealers such as service contractor B&B Air Conditioning & Heating Service Co. Inc., Rockville, Md., exists solely for the purposes of donating a percent of profits to military veteran charities. “We became a dealer last year, because we wanted to help veterans, and the air purification products were better technology than what we previously sold,” said Bill Williams, executive vice president, B&B Air Conditioning & Heating Service, which markets IAQ heavily online and trains service techs to promote the Patriot IAQ’s profit sharing theme to homeowners.
“Our passion is to make sure everyone at our events feels special and that it feels like a ‘bucket list’ event,“ said John O’Leary, chairman, Warrior Events, which funded 60-percent of Keys’ climb and co-hosted 55 other events in 2018 that brought injured veterans together with each other, friends and family.
“Patriot IAQ only donates to veteran charities that have little or no administrative costs, so that all the money gets to the people who need it,” said Ron Saunders, vice president, Fresh-Aire UV, which also sponsors other organizations such as the veteran hub, Ma Deuce Deuce (Ma22), Toms River, N.J., www.ma22.org. Ma22 is a non-profit, veteran advocacy group that raises awareness of the “22 daily veteran suicides” epidemic.
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Fresh-Aire UV, which created the private label Patriot IAQ dealer program of which B&B is a member, issued a check to Warrior Events on Dec. 15 from Patriot IAQ profits. The charity funds injured veteran events, such as Keys’ recent climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
About Fresh-Aire UV
Fresh-Aire UV® is a division of Triatomic Environmental Inc., Jupiter, Fla., a leading manufacturer and developer of germicidal UV light systems designed for commercial/industrial and residential HVAC systems and ice machines. Among their products is the patented Blue-Tube UV®, the first 24 volt low-voltage germicidal UV light for HVAC, which has become the most popular product of its type in the world. Fresh-Aire UV’s revolutionary APCO® (advanced photocatalytic oxidation) system, which combines UV-C light with activated carbon cells for comprehensive odor, VOC and microbial control, was an International Innovation Award winner at the 2011 AHR Expo. Fresh-Aire UV® systems are sold through wholesale HVAC/R distributors, specified by consulting engineers and installed/serviced by air conditioning contractors. Fresh-Aire UV® continually strives to engineer, develop and market products to meet the demand for a greener world and healthier environment. The UV products improve air quality, enhance the efficiency of HVAC/R systems and reduce maintenance costs. For more information please visit www.freshaireuv.com, call 1-800-741-1195 or email: [email protected]