AHR Expo donated $10,350 to Family Gateway, a Dallas-based organization dedicated to helping homeless children and their families achieve independence, during a special presentation ceremony at the world's largest HVACR event on January 29.
Family Gateway will use the donation to upgrade outdated and inefficient HVAC equipment in 28 of their family units. The donation is funded by entry fees from the 2013 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Program. Every year, AHR Expo donates the entry fees to not-for-profit organizations in cities where the Expo is being held. Since the Innovation Awards competition's inception, more than $110,000 has been donated to organizations throughout the US. Many such organizations have used the donation to enhance their HVAC systems or help train industry technicians.
Clay Stevens, President of the International Exposition Company that produces and manages the AHR Expo (far left); Tom Watson, President of ASHRAE (L), Breanna Bouchard, Associate Development Director, Family Gateway; Danny White, Director of Operations, Family Gateway; and Harry Holmes, AHRI Chairman (R).