Local man and his family receive a warm gift this holiday season

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A local company is doing its part to keep people in the Quad Cities warm as winter approaches. Every year the Republic companies of Davenport donates something to a local family in need. Last year it was coats, this year they decided to give away 25 furnaces to people in the community. This years recipient was well deserving.
 
“He’s just that type of person who’s very giving and very loving,” said Susan Zimmer.
 
Adam Zimmer is a father and a member of the national guard had no idea he was nominated. While he serves his community, his community decided to give back to him without him even knowing
 
“I’m very prideful and it’s not something I would put myself in for, and that they would nominate me and choose me; it’s one of the best feelings in the world,” Zimmer said.
 
Zimmer and his family have been in need of a furnace for quite some time and he said while everyone may not be willing to give, there are still good people in the world.
 
“It shows that there are people in the world that still care about others, and want to help as many people as they can even though they don’t have to and sometimes they might not have the means to; but there’s always someone willing to do for others,” said Zimmer.
 
Kevin Waeyaert works at Kale heating and cooling, the company that installed the furnace for the family. He said he thinks people should start giving more, no matter how small it may be. 
 
“If we can get it to be contagious where other people actually start doing the same thing; if you see somebody on the streets that need a little bit of help or needs a hand carrying something, down to the littlest thing to as big as a furnace,” Waeyaert said.
 
 Zimmer said regardless of receiving the furnace he still understands the value in appreciating what you have.
 
“The fact that knowing tomorrow it could all be gone, live for what you have, don’t over do and over expend yourself live and love with what you got,” said Zimmer. 
 
Zimmer has been deployed a few times since being in the national guard. He said he plans to pay it forward by helping his church, friends and family. He also hopes more people will give back.

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