Article originally posted on Plumbing Perspective by Tim Ward
SA Youth’s office and Boys & Girls Clubs member gifted new HVAC systems from Shafer Serves— the New Philanthropic Program from Shafer Services Plus
SA Youth and a family from Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio are receiving critically needed HVAC systems as Shafer Services Plus launches Shafer Serves, a new philanthropic program founded to assist San Antonio non-profits by providing complimentary HVAC and plumbing products and services.
“Safe temperatures and reliable running water are critical for healthy environments—especially for children,” said Chase Anderson, President and CEO of Shafer Services Plus. “By providing these services to local non-profits, Shafer Serves is honored to help our community by serving our San Antonio family.”
Shafer Serves is being launched by Shafer Services Plus to thank San Antonio for supporting the plumbing and HVAC company for the past 136 years. Established in 1884, Shafer Services Plus has built much of San Antonio’s commercial and residential infrastructure, even installing the nation’s first commercial air conditioning system in a high-rise at San Antonio’s own Milam Building.
At the SA Youth facility, six out of 10 HVAC units were broken, leaving the team to work in temps climbing over 90 degrees. The Shafer Team repaired all malfunctioning units and replaced a broken unit, providing over $15,000 in parts and services.
“By donating HVAC repairs and installation, Shafer Serves is helping SA Youth focus on providing much-needed supplies and educational opportunities to students who are a part of our program,” said Asia Ciaravino, President and CEO of SA Youth. “It’s been an impactful gift not only for our organization but for the youth of San Antonio.”
Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio has been working to ensure club members continue receiving support at home while clubs operate at limited capacity due to Covid-19. Through partnership with Shafer Serves, they were able to provide Eastside Club member Yolanda Davis and her family with a new HVAC system for their home as she is currently without central AC.
“This HVAC donation from Shafer Serves has changed the quality of life for the Davis family and strengthens the bond that our clubs, members, and community partners share,” said Angie Mock, CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio. “It’s when we come together to care for one another that we experience what community can really mean.”
Shafer believes in building community and operates under five core values: treat people like family; do the right thing, even when no one is watching; be easy to do business with; exceed expectations; and provide mutual respect for all.
“At Shafer, we’re here to take care of our San Antonio family for generations,” said Chase Anderson, President and CEO of Shafer Services Plus. “SA Youth and Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio are paving great futures for San Antonio’s children. Being able to provide them with HVAC services so they can continue providing meals and educational resources is a great honor for us.”