LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. A single mother received an unexpected surprise Friday when she came home from the zoo.
Renee Glazier, who is a single mother, originally hired Purified Air Conditioning and Heating to install a new cooling system in her home. The installation would have cost her about $5,000, but the company teamed up with other local businesses to surprise her with a home makeover instead.
Vic Elsey, Purified Air Conditioning community relations manager, met Renee through a local church. When he heard about the problems Glazier was having, he knew he had to help.
“I know we have Extreme Makeover on TV, and I just think it’s so awesome that Vic and his team really stepped up and are helping people in the community who really need it,” Glazier said.
The team sent Glazier to the zoo with her kids while the work was being done. Much to her surprise she not only received her brand new air conditioning unit, but also a new set of stairs and a deck that leads into her home.
Elsey believes this project is one small step in an effort to help the community.
“It’s very rewarding,” he said. “I can’t say anything more than this is exactly what I want to do for a living, which is help as many people as possible.”