Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio Member Receives Much-Needed Central AC System
Hardworking local mother and hospital employee receives improved quality of life
(San Antonio, TX) July 7, 2020 – Local hospital security employee, Yolanda Davis, is a driven and family-oriented member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio community. For more than 20 years, she has been an advocate for and active member of their Eastside Clubhouse. Initially, the non-profit provided out-of-school care for the single mother’s two sons. Today, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio helps her by providing role models and educational resources for her nieces, ages 11 and 12. To take their efforts even further, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio has launched the Together We Will campaign to support reopening the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio and providing resources needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this, they partnered with Shafer Serves to provide the Davis family with central AC for the first time. After living in a home that she helped build with Habitat for Humanity, Yolanda is able to come home to a comfortable house.
“God is so good—thank you so much,” said homeowner, Yolanda Davis. “It has been so hot that we all sleep together in my room. It has a window unit. Neither of the girls’ rooms has air conditioning. We have made a pallet so we can be together but it gets too hot to sleep. Thank you for helping.”
Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio has been working to ensure that club members continue receiving support at home while clubs operate at limited capacity due to Covid-19. Through partnering together with Shafer Serves, they were able to help the Davis family cope with San Antonio’s triple-digit summer while at home.
“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.”
The donation and installation of the HVAC system was made possible by Shafer Serves, a new philanthropic program from Shafer Services Plus that provides HVAC and plumbing products and services to San Antonio non-profits and those they serve.
“Safe home temperatures and reliable running water are critical for healthy environments — especially for children,” said Chase Anderson, President and CEO of Shafer Services Plus. “Improving lives by providing our services to local non-profits is what Shafer Serves in all about. It’s an honor for our team to be able to help our San Antonio family.”
About Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio
The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio (BGCSA) is to inspire youth, especially those who need them most, to achieve their full potential in a safe, positive and engaging environment that promotes education, health and character development. The Clubs provide after school and summer programs for youth, ages 6 to 18 years old. BGCSA creates an engaging space for 8,500 youth who may otherwise be home alone, unsupervised. At BGCSA, members not only have fun, they stay safe, foster positive relationships, build self-confidence and succeed. Visit BeGreatSA.org for more information.
About Together We Will Campaign
Together We Will is a new campaign that launched in June to support reopening the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio and providing resources needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Health and Safety measures combined with the unexpected costs is significant however the vision for Club Members to reach their full potential has not changed. BGCSA is still committed to do whatever it takes for young people in San Antonio to flourish and thrive. The campaign includes an opportunity to double the impact of donations with a donation match from The Carl C. Anderson Sr. & Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation. Every donation made up to $10,000 will be matched.
About Shafer Services Plus
Dating back to 1884 the Shafer Services family is San Antonio’s oldest, most trusted name in plumbing and HVAC. Founded by Archibald Shafer, they have helped build San Antonio’s public and private heating, cooling and plumbing infrastructure for more than a century. This legacy is built on responding quickly, providing multiple solutions whenever possible to best fit goals; treating customers with respect; and keeping people safe. Four generations later, Shafer continues its journey to provide exceptional service to San Antonio and its residents. www.shaferservices.com
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About Shafer Serves
Shafer Serves is a philanthropic program founded by Shafer Services Plus to assist San Antonio non-profits by providing them with complimentary HVAC and plumbing services. Safe temperatures and reliable running water are critical for healthy environments—especially for children and the elderly. By providing these services to San Antonio’s non-profits, Shafer Serves is able to help the members of our community who need it most.