Local Charitable Giving Program Expands

Hendersonville, N.C., January 4, 2021 – In its fifth year of providing support for local nonprofits, the Horizon Heating and Air Conditioning and Hannah Flanagan’s Charitable Giving Program is pleased to announce they have expanded for 2021. The program has recently added two new partners: local company Southern Alarm & Security and home comfort system manufacturer Trane.

Nonprofit organizations wishing to apply for the 2021 Charitable Giving Program can access applications online at www.horizonheatac.com/hha-community-fund. Applications will be accepted through Monday, February 1, 2021. Last year, $24,000 was awarded to 14 nonprofits whose programs range from food assistance to medical care and after-school education.

As local business owners, Dan Poeta of Horizon Heating and Air and Matt Johnes of Hannah Flanagan’s have always made charitable giving a priority of their operations. Both understand the importance of giving back to the community that has loyally supported their businesses over the years. Understanding collaboration equals more impact, the two companies joined together in an effort to streamline their philanthropic efforts. Their efforts resulted in a Donor Advised Fund created through Community Foundation of Henderson County which offered the structure and organization to Dan’s, and eventually Matt’s, giving processes that they truly needed. Since then, more than $130,000 has been awarded to over 50 different nonprofits from the Fund supported by Horizon Heating and Air and Hannah Flanagan’s.

“I feel very fortunate to be able to give back to this wonderful community each year and am excited our partnerships are growing with the addition of Southern Alarm & Security and Trane,” shared Horizon Owner Dan Poeta. “We encourage nonprofits from across the area and the Upstate to apply and look forward to starting the grant award process for 2021.”

Horizon Heating and Air Conditioning installs residential and commercial heating and air conditioning systems along with commercial refrigeration systems in Hendersonville, Brevard, Waynesville, Asheville and other areas of Western North Carolina. Learn more at www.horizonheatac.com.

Hannah Flanagan’s Irish Pub is located on Main Street in downtown Hendersonville, NC. It offers Irish- influenced pub grub and an extensive, ever-changing beer list in a relaxed, old-world setting, with outside dining, daily drink specials and delicious Irish pub food. Learn more at www.theoriginalhannahflanagans.com.

Southern Alarm & Security is the oldest and largest locally-owned security company in the Western North Carolina region. They offer an extensive array of electronic security and related services for homes and businesses. Learn more at www.southernalarm.com.

For more than a century, Trane has identified products and technology that stretched the world's idea of what was possible - creating a new standard of comfort. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. For more information, visit www.trane.com.