LPHCE Helped to Improve Life at a Local Women’s Shelter

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LPHCE Helped to Improve Life at a Local Women’s Shelter

Clare House is a non-profit transitional home that serves homeless women and their families in Lancaster, PA. Throughout the 12-month program, women and their families receive shelter, the ability to save money, and resources that will help them get back on their feet after suffering a wide variety of challenges. One of the many goals of the program is to place women in jobs with true career paths that will enable the women to become self-sufficient.

It was recently brought to executive director Maryanne O’Neil’s attention that Harmony House, one of the two houses operated Clare House, was without heat. Having used us for her own home, she decided to call us up to see what we could to do help. When we arrived at the property, we discovered that the boiler was on the last legs of its lifespan and would need to be replaced ASAP. The problem was that they had no funding to pay for the new boiler.

Fortunately, U.S. Boiler Company was able to donate a brand-new unit and we decided to donate the labor to help get it installed as well as handle permitting. While we donate our time, money, and services to give back to the local community ever year, this presented us with a new opportunity to work with two local companies—U.S. Boiler Company and Hajoca, who donated the necessary components for the boiler—that we have greatly admired.

We spent two days bringing the mechanical room up to code, removing the old unit and its components, and installing the new piping, components, and Series 2 boiler. Now each family living in Harmony House has adequate heat.

To learn more about Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical’s charitable work, or to inquire about how we can donate labor or equipment to non-profits in need in Lancaster, call 717-207-8198 or contact us online.

The Program Director, Office Coordinator, and community volunteer standing outside Clare House with Larry Gassert and Dave Longabough

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