Submitted by Olympic Plumbing Technology

Last year, Vernon, from Tenino, was battling cancer. He was recovering from a surgery where his voice box was removed, when a friend wrote in her nomination: “Vernon has endured a lot this past year, losing a brother to cancer and his mom recently passing. He can’t seem to catch a break, and I know his water heater is older.”

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Vernon was one of the three recipients last year in Olympic Plumbing Technology’s (OPT) first BIG Water Heater Giveaway where they donated and installed three brand new, high-efficiency hot water heaters. Supporting the community that this family business calls home is a big deal to the owners, Ron and Kimberly Boeckmann, and once they saw the impact that something so simple, yet profoundly fundamental as a functioning hot water heater could be, they knew they had to do it again. “Our team has been counting down the days with excitement,” Kimberly says, “we could not wait to do this again! We are excited and proud to announce the winners.”

Nominating someone is easy and is done via this form on Olympic Plumbing Technology’s website. The contest is open now, and until November 22, 2021.

BIG Impacts

The other two winners last year were just as deserving. In fact, OPT wishes they could give a water heater to everyone who needs it, but business is business, right? For Olympic Plumbing Technology, their business model has caring for the community and philanthropy built in, and that’s why the BIG Water Heater Giveaway is so important to them. Hot water changes lives…

Debra from Olympia was boiling water on her stove at the time of the contest last year. She’s a home care provider for her son and desperately needed a new hot water heater. When Debra’s friend nominated her, she said, “A new hot water heater would be a real helping hand to her and her family.”

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Jim, in Lacey, was nominated by a friend who describes him as someone who helps others no matter the time or day, always putting his own needs on the back burner. Jim opened his home to give friends a place to stay during hard times. “Even though he is in the middle of so many projects, he will drop everything to help his friends,” his nominator said, “and a new water heater would help a great deal for his aging home.”

Contest Details

The contest rules are pretty simple. The person must be a homeowner, at least 18 years of age, residing in their own home located within Thurston County, and it cannot be an RV. It must be a physical address where the hot water heater is accessible with adequate flooring/sub-flooring and running water. Like-for-like units will be installed, no switching from gas to electric units, or vise-versa. The contest runs from October 25, 2021 and ends at 11:59 pm on November 22, 2021.

Winners will be selected the first week of December with installation scheduled for January. OPT will notify winners by telephone and then announce them on their social media, Facebook and Instagram, in addition to announcements on local radio stations 96.9 KAYO Country and Olympia’s KGY 95.3.

Full contest details can be found here on the nomination page of OPT’s website.

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Olympic Plumbing Technology has been in the business of helping you “do your business” since 2007. Their team of highly trained plumbing professionals deliver modern solutions to your leaky faucets, clogged drains, and cold showers. OPT technicians are equipped with top-of-the-line tools and technology to resolve any of your plumbing problems, large or small.

They pride themselves on impeccable customer service and know that inviting a service professional into your home is an important task. OPT professionals take the same care with your plumbing problems as they would their own, after all the OPT family lives, works, and plays in the same community you do.

Your neighbors at Olympic Plumbing Technology share the same core values and work well together to provide the best plumbing service in Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater, Washington. The over 400 5-Star Google Reviews speak for themselves.

To contact Olympic Plumbing Technology, call 360.515.3231 or visit the Olympic Plumbing Technology website.

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