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Help a Local Veteran Win Forrest Anderson’s 8th Annual Military Hero A/C Giveaway

PHOENIX (October 17, 2023) Forrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning (Forrest Anderson), a Glendale-based, family-owned business serving the greater Phoenix metro area since 1961, announces two local Veterans have been selected as finalists in the 8th Annual Military Hero A/C Giveaway. The annual event was designed to share stories that honor local Veterans and let the public select who will receive a free air conditioning unit, fully installed, through an online voting system.

Voting begins on October 17th on Forrest Anderson’s website, where the public can read about each finalist and vote for their favorite. Voters can select their favorite Veteran once every 24-hours through Tuesday, October 31st at 5 PM MST. The winner will be announced by Veterans Day, November 11, 2023.

“The entire family at Forrest Anderson Plumbing & A/C is proud to honor our local Veterans and service members every year with our Military Hero A/C Giveaway,” said Audrey Monell, President of Forrest Anderson Plumbing & A/C. “We are truly grateful for their service and we hope that, by sharing their stories, we can start conversations about the importance of support our military community.”

Industry partners, Reece HVAC and Smiley Crane Service, are generously contributing their products and services to help make the giveaway possible. Cameron Davis, President of Razor Thin Media, will also present a $500 gift card to the winner. Understanding the risks of living in Arizona without an air conditioning unit, Forrest Anderson has worked with local partners to hold the Military Hero A/C Giveaway every year since 2016.

About the 2023 Finalists:

Donald (Don) Kuhl, Phoenix: A Phoenix native, Donald (Don) Kuhl served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1989 to 1998 and served in the Gulf War. After separating from the military, he continued his duty as a civil servant and is currently a civilian employee at Luke Air Force Base. In his role, Don designs training devices to help teach aircrews how to use their aircraft. Although Don suffered injuries from his service, he will always answer the call for help from a friend or family member and works to support his community.

In his spare time, Don loves to hang out with his family and friends. He loves to play video games as a way to connect with his friends online.

Jeannette Garcia, Avondale: Jeannette served as an Army Military Police Officer Combat Veteran and a member of the Female Engagement Team. She was deployed in 2011-2012 to Panjwai, Kandahar, Afghanistan, during Operation Enduring Freedom. She is a single mother living in Avondale.

Jeannette is a domestic violence and sexual assault survivor and advocate. She courageously shares very traumatic parts of her life to empower others and encourage them to speak up. She regularly participates in speaking engagements, sharing her life experiences to help others realize their own personal strength and resilience.

Jeannette is a single mother currently living with her son in Avondale. Her air conditioner is well over 20 years old and has been struggling to make it through the Arizona summers.

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

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