Company donates time, equipment to help resident

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Left to right Frank Siler, Carol Robertson, Jacob Moxon, Marie Sullivan, Mitch Johnson (in gray), Karen Tobery (pink), Erika Valentè, Ashtin Fink (little girl in pink), David Rhoades (in back with backward hat), Nicholas Munro (Jeep hat), William Godlove, Dale Waite, Korrina Moxley, Anna Watson, Susan Johnson (front with gray shirt), Howard Bankes, Travis Sullivan, Jordan Dixon, Todd White, Connor White, Hannah White and William Reed.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Johnson & Johnson Heating and Air Conditioning of Martinsburg, W.Va., recently installed a free air conditioning system for an area resident.

The company reported that the effort was part of a Feel the Love program with Lennox. Through that program, the company took nominations for people to receive a heating or air conditioning system. Johnson & Johnson chose Carol Robertson.

In 2008 Robertson’s husband, a World War II veteran, passed away. Two years ago, her son died from a heart attack. Last year, she lost her daughter-in-law.

Through it all, the company reported, Robertson has kept a smile on her face and kind words for others. She volunteers at her church holds yard sales as fundraisers and volunteers on Election Day.

Jim Rodgers, her neighbor, and Johnson & Johnson believed her to be the most deserving of the fantastic gift. In addition to the free system, Johnson & Johnson volunteers removed a deteriorating shed, loaded brush into a dump truck, trimmed shrubs, cut down trees, and fixed the railing, fence and gate in her backyard.

Lennox donated the air conditioning system, and Johnson & Johnson donated time and materials. 

The effort involved some other businesses as well,. Lowe’s donated $700 in supplies, and Chick-fil-A and Cracker Barrel donated food and drinks.