Big Sandy Heating and Cooling is participating in Lennox International’s tenth annual Feel the Love program, this year opening up to nominations in Kentucky, which aims to provide complete heating and cooling systems to a family in need.

Nominations must be made by a third party, either an individual or an organization and nominations must be submitted by Aug. 31.

According to a statement from Lennox, recipients will be selected based on a few criteria, including physical, mental or social disabilities, financial challenges, job loss and military service.

“But beyond that,” the statement said. “Each recipient has one thing in common: they always put others first. Past nominees include community figures such as teachers, firefighters and volunteers, families facing hard times, veterans, senior citizens living in older homes and people impacted by natural disasters.”

Big Sandy Heating and Cooling Owner Jerry Price said the company was happy to partner with Lennox International on the program and honored to have a chance to make a difference.

“We are honored that Kentucky was added to the program this year and that we get to make a difference in the life of a member of our community,” Price said.

According to the statement, the program started in Wisconsin in 2009 and has since expanded into a nationwide program and culminates in Feel the Love Weekend in October, during which time Lennox partners with a local installer to install the complete unit into a recipient’s home.

“I was a recipient of a furnace through your (Feel the Love) program,” said Rachel Shellum to Lennox. “With the help of Lennox and our local installer, Beauchamp Plumbing and Heating, we now have a warm, safe and worry-free environment during our tough winters.”

Over the past decade, more than 1,000 families have received a unit as part of the program, according to the statement.

For more information about the program, or to nominate a community member, visit, FeelTheLove.com.

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