Algoma woman feels the love from local businesses

You will see Algoma resident Verna Clark smiling a lot more this winter after a big burden was lifted off of her shoulders on Saturday. Clark was chosen as one of this year's Lennox Feel the Love winners where deserving individuals receive a free furnace installed in their homes. Clark's old furnace was on its last legs and the cost of a new one would have challenged her finances.

Ulitmate Air Technician Dan Andres nominated Verna Clark for the free furnace through Lennox's Feel the Love Program


Clark was filled with joy when Ultimate Air in Luxemburg notified her that she was this year's recipient.

Ultimate Air owner Jeff Blemke has participated in the Feel the Love and Heat UP Wisconsin programs for the last several years. Not only do all of his employees participate, they often bring their family members to take in the festivities and have breakfast and lunch with the deserving family. Local businesses like Simonar Shell and Don's Bakery donate food and other items to the event to make it a community affair. Blemke says it is a great feeling to give back through the program every year.

Ultimate Air employees and their families help install a new furnace at the Clark home


Lennox accepts Feel the Love nominations year-round for the program that installs free furnaces and air conditioners across the country during the first weeks of October. If you know someone deserving, you can click on this link.


Pictures by Paula Shefchik

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