2021 Veteran's Day Giveaway Winners
Since 2016, Mattex has intentionally honored local Veterans annually by donating a free furnace, air conditioner, installation and one year of maintenance to a deserving local hero on Veterans Day. As a team with strong military ties, we recognized a profound need in our local community to directly meet the needs of local military personnel and their families through safe and efficient heating and cooling systems.
For its fifth annual Veterans Day Giveaway, Mattex doubled its impact by giving a system, installation and maintenance to both a deserving local Veteran and a local Law Enforcement Officer. Mattex’s team received over 100 nomination letters about deserving men and women in need of assistance. After careful consideration, two winners were selected.
Our 2021 Veteran winner was Ann Stock of Windsor, Illinois. Ann was nominated by her sister, Peggy Graumenz with the following letter:
“Sgt. Stock did tours in Turkey, Italy, and other areas. She had a daughter whom she left behind with her grandmother, which was a heartbreaking choice she had to make. After leaving the Army, Ann worked for the US Post Office and retired from there a few years ago. Ann has always been one to volunteer for any task. While a young adult Ann was active in her church being a reader and distributing communion. She volunteers at the American Legion in Shelbyville, she is always assisting elderly folks when they are in need. She assists with food drives in the community and many other community events. I feel anyone who has served our country is deserving of some assistance when it is available to them. Please consider Ann Stock for the heating & air system. Thank you.”
The team at Mattex is also proud to honor Arthur Miller of the Champaign Police Department as the winner of our system for a local Law Enforcement Officer. Art was nominated by his mother, Ronna Miller, with the following letter:
“Art Miller currently is a member of the Champaign Police Department. He also serves as a Major in the Army Reserves. He started in the Army National Guard at the age of 17. Besides being a Detective, he also serves as a member of the Bomb Squad and is in charge of the Honor Guard. He, along with his wife and 2 daughters have sacrificed many hours in his service to both community and country. This would be a great way to give back to someone who has given so much. He has spent his entire adult life serving and giving back to his community and country. A new HVAC system would be a tremendous way to show appreciation for his and his family’s sacrifices for community and country.”
The entire team at Mattex is grateful for the brave sacrifices made by Ann Stock, Arthur Miller and all those nominated in our fifth annual giveaway. It is an honor to give back to those who have given so much to defend and protect our local communities.