The Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) and Pipefitters Local Union (LU) 597 have developed Heat for Heroes, providing free repair of home heating systems for Chicago-area military families in need.
The Mechanical Contractors Association (MCA) and Pipefitters
Local Union (LU) 597 have developed Heat for Heroes, providing
free repair of home heating systems for Chicago-area military families in need.
With more than 15,000 active duty troops from the Chicago area alone, service
contractors who belong to MCA and the HVAC service technicians from LU 597 are
working through Operation Homefront of Illinois to help spread the
executive vice president of the MCA of Chicago, said he speaks for the
association’s contractors and the members of LU 597 when he states, “All
Americans have a responsibility to give back to the military families who
sacrifice so much while their loved ones are protecting our country.”
Chicago-area families of active duty military, whether
deployed or at home, are encouraged to complete the application online from
Operation Homefront through their Web site. Visit www.mca.org
and click on the “Heat for Heroes” banner to be taken directly to the Operation Homefront home
Once applications are received,
they are immediately reviewed. Operation Homefront determines need and arranges
for the services requested. When approved, participating MCA of Chicago
contractors are contacted and will work with LU 597 volunteers to make ensure that
repairs are made quickly.
MCA Helps Military Families Stay Warm
February 25, 2010