Holtkamp Heating & Air Conditioning of Buford, GA is privileged to announce the winner of its annual “Helping Heroes” program.  Helping Heroes was started to celebrate local residents who have proven their dedication to their community, family or church.

The 2010 winner is Calvin Jones of Lawrenceville.  Calvin was nominated by a fellow parishioner at McKendree United Methodist Church.  He and Brenda have been members for 26 years and both sing in the choir.  He volunteers countless hours through his church, most notably as Disaster Response Coordinator on the Missions Committee and has participated in over 20 mission trips both here in the U.S. and abroad, including Mexico, Costa Rica, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi.  Cal has served as head cook for the Annual Chicken BBQ at McKendree United Methodist that raises money for missions work. 

Cal also participates in food drives for the Lawrenceville CoOp.  He takes great pride in the bi-annual Great Day of Service which focuses on helping Gwinnett County Senior Citizens.   He has also participated in Habitat for Humanity in Gwinnett County, Cumming and in a Methodist Children’s Home cottage rebuild.

Calvin has an adopted daughter who is currently in middle school.  He and his wife, Brenda, have sponsored several foster children before adopting.  Five months ago, Brenda had a negative reaction to anesthesia and has been in the hospital battling numerous infections and is still on a ventilator.  Cal continues to work his full time job at Icon Software in Suwanee while caring for both his daughter and Brenda.

Calvin has been awarded a fully installed Trane High Efficiency Furnace and Aprilaire Whole House Filtration System designed specifically for his home.  This will provide a warmer, more comfortable environment in preparation for Brenda’s homecoming.  Please join Holtkamp Heating and Air Conditioning in celebrating the life and service of Calvin Jones!

Cal Jones and Matthew Holtkamp

Cal Jones and Matthew Holtkamp

Kevin installing the new unit

Kevin installing the new unit

All done and looking good!

All done and looking good!

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