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2 Galesburg vets win HVAC system giveaway

Both have been going without working heat or air conditioning for some time. After community nominations, they are getting new systems for free.
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Two Veterans in Galesburg win free HVAC systems

GALESBURG, Ill. — Usually, when you go to a car dealership, you're looking for your next set of wheels. But on Thursday, Nov. 11 at Yemm Chevrolet in Galesburg, two veterans were given a different gift.

Both Lewis Huff and Alan Broadfield live in Galesburg, and at each of their homes, they've had to go without a working furnace or air conditioning system.

Earlier this year, companies Rheem, Amp and Yemm Chevrolet came together to create a Veterans Day giveaway of one HVAC system. Nearly 25 nominations were submitted, and ultimately, the group was able help out not one but two local veterans. 

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Huff, who had just recently replaced his furnace but still had a broken central cooling system, was given a new central cooling system. 

Broadfield had been without working A/C for a couple years now, and the companies involved decided to give him a full overhaul - a new furnace and central cooling system.

Both veterans were described as people who gave so much for our country and still, even in civilian life, continue to give and help others.