MARLBOROUGH – The Marlborough Community Cupboard had a heat problem. One local business recently helped address it.
Chaves Heating & Air Conditioning provided free equipment and labor to install a new central heat and air conditioning unit at the Community Cupboard, which had been dealing with sweltering temperatures due to summer weather and excessively hot refrigeration units.
Chaves owner Andre Chaves offered to waive the bill after Community Cupboard Director Barbara LaGrenade reached out.
“We’re a non-profit, so labor is free,” she said.
Chaves responded, “What if everything is free?” according to a press release.
“I grew up in this area, I went to high school at Assabet Valley, and I believe supporting the local community is the right thing to do,” Chaves said in that press release. “If our business is in a position to help, we will.”
“It is incredibly meaningful that they are doing this for us,” LaGrenade said, “I really don’t have words to express how thankful we are.”
Chaves Heating and Air is based in Hudson and serves much of Central Massachusetts.
The Marlborough Community Cupboard helps fight food insecurity by providing groceries and produce to Marlborough Residents.