New air-con unit gifted to frontline employee throughout pandemic



PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Some might take as a right the comforts of residence, however underneath the stay-at-home order, many people could also be spending extra time at residence than we’re used to.

So, a brand new HVAC system would be the excellent reward to honor a frontline hero working tirelessly to assist coronavirus sufferers.

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For Portsmouth healthcare employee Stephanie Nash and her household, and it couldn’t have come any sooner. The very best half is, she’s getting it at no cost, courtesy of R.S. Andrews of Tidewater.

“They’re excited, they’re actually enthusiastic about it, they stated sure, [we’re] about to get some AC,” Drue Nash of R.S. Andrews of Tidewater stated. “A.R.’s has a program, quite a few occasions all year long, we give to deserving households.”

Unbeknownst to Stephanie Nash, her boss at Autumn Care of Portsmouth, a well being and rehabilitation middle, nominated her for the reward.

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She and the employees there have labored tirelessly to maintain COVID-19 out of the power.

“We’ve been blessed to not have any circumstances in our facility, so thanks,” Stephanie Nash stated.

“she’s principally in command of working the nurses, caring for all of the sufferers, and all these additional precautions she’s needed to take, has type of put somewhat toll on her, she’s placing everyone else first, and he or she hasn’t had air-con in a 12 months,” Drue Nash stated.

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That’s proper, a 12 months with out air-con — and it hasn’t been enjoyable.

“Horrible. It’s been horrible. It’s been so freaking sizzling, particularly on these sizzling sizzling days. The warmth rises so it’s been tremendous duper sizzling upstairs so you may’t go up there,” she stated.

But it surely was that damaged cooling system that put her excessive

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“Someday final week I discovered I used to be nominated. I used to be a top-three decide and when Nate the final supervisor got here out to evaluate the unit and take measurements and all that stuff, he was like I’m already gonna go forward and inform you, you bought it, and I used to be like ‘What?’” she stated.

On Friday, Stephanie Nash acquired a model new air-conditioning system, model new furnace, all the things included from prime to backside. Her youngsters may have air-con.

Simply in time to start out the summer time.

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“We have been blessed, principally, he blessed us. I’m so grateful,” Stephanie Nash stated.


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