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Turlock HVAC company wants to repay a veteran with system donation
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Mels Heat and Air Inc. is planning on donating a new heating and cooling system to an area veteran in need and is seeking nominations from the public. Pictured from left to right are: Elroy Eisavi, Allen Avanes, Noel Eisavi, Eric Bray, Gissel Bailey, Mel Eisavi and Robert McKelvy. - photo by SABRA STAFFORD/The Journal

Mel’s Heat and Air in Turlock is looking to add some warmth into the life of an area veteran this winter — and help them chill out in the summer.

The Turlock company will be giving away a new heating and air conditioning system to a veteran and is looking for the public to nominate some worthy candidates.

“We’re looking for someone who is not only well-deserving, but also in need of a new system and maybe it’s just something they can’t afford right now,” said Noel Eisavi, the owner of the company.

Eisavi was inspired to help a local veteran after he and his wife, Betsi, went to the theater and watched the movie “Thank You For Your Service,” which follows the stories of several soldiers after returning home from combat.

“It really opened my eyes and made me start thinking about giving back to someone that had served our country,” Eisavi said. “We have had a good year and have been so blessed and I want to pass that along to someone.”

The company will be donating and installing a complete HVAC system to a former or active military member. The person selected by the company must own the home and have a need for a new HVAC system. Proof of military service must be given, either through discharge papers or current service records. There is no cash value in exchange for the system.

Anyone who knows of a veteran that would be a good candidate for the donation, can nominate them to the company, no later than Nov. 30. The system will be installed in December. Nominations should include: name, address, phone number, service branch and rank, the reason for nominating, and the name and relationship of the person nominating them. Nominations can be sent to

“We understand the difficulty in the voluntary service to our country and would like to keep up the support on the home front by supporting our military and the freedom they insure,” the company’s Facebook page states.

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