Temperatures in the Phoenix area have been well above 105 for several weeks. It’s been a record-breaking summer. For nonprofit organizations that have been hit hard financially due to COVID-19, the cost of purchasing and installing much-needed AC units can be devastating to their budgets. Recently, Reliance Heating & AC coordinated a free purchase and install of two new AC units for 501(c)(3) Teen Challenge in Desert Hills.

Reliance Heating & AC is a north Phoenix family-owned company that has donated their installation services, and two brand new air conditioning units—compliments of Trane and Smiley Crane. This team effort totaled $15,000 worth of equipment and service for the Desert Hills location.

Teen Challenge of Arizona provides youth, adults, and families with a comprehensive Christian faith-based solution for drug addictions. Residential recovery programs consist of three centers for men, a center for adolescent girls, and a center for single women and women with children. Their outreach services include church presentations, school drug prevention presentations, civic club presentations, health fairs and community involvement, and correctional facilities visits.

“It’s important that we give back to our community, especially when it’s for an organization that is about changing lives,” says Dalen Blumentritt, owner of Reliance Heating & AC.

For community members interested in helping Teen Challenge of Arizona, the nonprofit can use donated funds, donated in-kind gifts, volunteers, and prayers. Due to the impact of COVID-19, Teen Challenge of Arizona has been unable to hold their traditional event fundraisers and regular supporters have been economically challenged, too. Therefore, according to the organization, donations are needed now more than ever before.

To learn more about Teen Challenge of Arizona, visit tcaz.org.

Family-owned and operated Reliance Heating & Air Conditioning in Phoenix has been providing quality products and services for over 30 years. To learn more, visit relianceac.com.