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Blazer's Achievement: Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Small Business

Blazer team at Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Awards ceremony.

Blazer Heating, Air, and Plumbing recently added another feather to its cap. Our company was honored with Virginia’s prestigious 2023 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Small Business. Each year, the Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Awards in Virginia acknowledge and honor the valuable contributions made by citizens towards the well-being and progress of the Commonwealth and its people. This accolade is a testament to Blazer's dedication to making a difference in Hanover County and throughout Virginia.

Blazer’s Road to Becoming a 2023 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award Honoree

For the past two years, Blazer Heating, Air, and Plumbing has been actively supporting Habitat for Humanity in Hanover and King William counties. We have utilized our unique skills and expertise to directly impact the lives of community members.

As a valued partner of Habitat, Blazer Heating, Air, and Plumbing is involved in various programs. In the Critical Repair program, we offer no-cost HVAC replacement or repair for low-income homeowners who are unable to afford the necessary fixes. Additionally, we contribute to the Habitat recycling program by providing scrap HVAC materials, which generate funding for other initiatives while reducing waste in landfills.

Blazer also supports Habitat ReStores by supplying discounted new heating, air, and plumbing-related materials. The proceeds from these sales further benefit other Habitat programs.

In one instance, Blazer provided a free HVAC system and installation to a single mother with two children. One child has asthma and Von Willebrand disease, a rare bleeding disorder worsened by unregulated temperatures. With the new HVAC system, the family's living conditions were improved before the onset of dangerously hot weather.

Similarly, Blazer replaced an HVAC system for a disabled senior couple who had been enduring dangerously cold temperatures without proper heating. By upgrading to an energy-efficient unit, the couple now experience significant savings on their electric bill.

Blazer Heating, Air, and Plumbing's continuous support allows Habitat for Humanity to expand its reach and assist more individuals in the community.

Blazer's Volunteerism Journey

Blazer's journey towards community service began early in their business operations. The company has always believed in giving back to the community. Not only because it is the right thing to do, but also because the community supports them and has supported them throughout their growth.

Blazer Heating, Air, and Plumbing’s commitment to community service is deeply ingrained in their business ethos, making them a worthy recipient of the 2023 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award for Outstanding Small Business.

Over the years, Blazer has made significant volunteer efforts that have positively impacted the community. Their initiatives have included supporting the following:

  • Hanover and King William Habitat for Humanity
  • Atlee Raiders High School Athletic Boosters
  • Hanover High School Hawks Athletic Boosters
  • Mechanicsville Little League
  • Mechanicsville High School Athletic Boosters
  • Atlee Little League
  • Atlee Recreation Association & Atlee Gators Swim Team
  • Hanover Chamber of Commerce

These efforts have not only improved the living conditions for many in Virginia but have also fostered a sense of community spirit and cooperation. The impact of Blazer's volunteer work is evident in the improved quality of life and increased community engagement in the area.

The Significance of Volunteerism in Virginia

Volunteerism plays a crucial role in building Virginia. It fosters a sense of community spirit, encourages cooperation among residents, and contributes to the overall development of the area. Organizations like Blazer, with our commitment to community service, play a pivotal role in promoting volunteerism in the state. Our efforts not only improve the lives of individuals but also contribute to the growth and prosperity of the entire community.

Virginia encourages community volunteerism by recognizing and honoring organizations that make significant contributions to the community. The state's commitment to promoting volunteerism is evident in its Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award, which serves to inspire other businesses and individuals to engage in community service. The success stories of volunteerism in Virginia, such as Blazer's, serve as a testament to the power of community service in bringing about positive change.

If you're inspired by Blazer's story and want to make a difference in your community, why not start with your home? Blazer Heating, Air, and Plumbing offers top-notch services that can improve your quality of life and contribute to the overall well-being of the community.

Contact us online or give us a call at (804) 277-2458 today to learn more about our services and how we can help you make your home and community a better place.

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