Local plumbing company donates water heaters, pipes and plumbing services to provide safe living for low-income seniors through FSL grants
PHOENIX (Feb. 20, 2017) – Peoria resident, Marie Szolwinski did not have a fully-functioning kitchen for several months, a sink that repeatedly plugged up for years and leaking pipes eventually caused holes in the nearby living room floor, due to repeated water damage.
North Phoenix resident Peggy Legrande had no hot water for weeks, unable to wash dishes or enjoy a nice hot shower. The Sunny Plumber, in partnership with the Foundation for Senior Living (FSL), has donated new gas and electric water heaters as well as copper re-piping and plumbing services to five area residents including Szolwinski and Legrande over the past several months from $100,000 in grants donated by the plumbing company to support local senior home improvements.
FSL supports qualifying seniors whose homes need repairs and renovations. The non-profit organization manages the full cycle of repair to include funding, contracting, and permitting. These improvements enable seniors to continue to live safely and comfortably, with dignity in their homes.
“As we experience our own parents aging, we became more aware of the need many seniors, who live on limited fixed incomes, have with severe plumbing and heating/cooling problems in their homes” said Gary Eisenhauer, general manager at The Sunny Plumber. “We are grateful there are organizations like FSL who will manage donations and repairs for seniors who are living in deteriorating environments.”
Katie Martin, program director for FSL agrees and said that the donation by The Sunny Plumber enables the non-profit organization to provide essential services to seniors throughout metro Phoenix.
“Most of our clients are on limited fixed incomes and when they have serious plumbing issues, it can cause them not to have water in their home without the resources to repair them. Often, they end up living in unsafe conditions and it can take 3-5 months for them to go through the funding process. These funds will allow us to respond immediately to these situations and use our other funding for less immediate needs,” she said.
For more information on the FSL organization, visit http://www.fsl.org/a-safe-home/home-improvements.
About The Sunny Plumber
The Sunny Plumber offers the highest quality plumbing services throughout the Southwest. All plumbers are experienced in solving a wide variety of plumbing problems including drain cleaning, leak detection, sewer line and garbage disposal repair. The company also sells, installs and services standard and tankless water heaters. All plumbers are background-checked, drug-tested, and receive continuous technical training to make them the best in the industry. The Sunny Plumber was recently named the “Best Plumbing Company” in the state by readers of Arizona Foothills Magazine’s “Best of Our Valley 2017.” For more information, visit thesunnyplumber.com.
About Foundation for Senior Living (FSL)
FSL has a long history of helping families with issues such as health, hunger, aging, illness, loneliness and substandard housing. Three million baby boomers will turn 65 every year for the next 20 years. Our team is ready to help Arizonans manage the aging process by providing resources, education and support. We’re committed to improving the quality of life for individuals and caregivers in Arizona. To learn more about our programs and services, visit: http://www.fsl.org/a-safe-home/home-improvements.