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Elderly woman with broken furnace gets help

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Beverly Green at home with free portable heaters. Beverly Green at home with free portable heaters.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Beverly Green is now a new woman after Sturm Heating helped the 77-year-old by getting her three free portable heaters to use until they can install a brand new furnace for free in the coming days.

“I didn't know what I was going to do,” Green told KHQ. “I knew I wouldn't be able to afford a new furnace.”

Her current furnace constantly breaks down. It has for 15 years. She had it repaired just six months ago to ensure she'd have heat come winter, but when the cold front blew through Spokane last week she discovered the furnace didn't work.

Green's health makes the cold even tougher to tolerate. She suffers from diabetes and Parkinson's disease, and can barely function in a chilly home.

But now warmth returns to her home, and she's comfortable once more, thanks to the effort of those in the community, specifically Sturm Heating.

“It makes you feel a lot better,” Green said. “Last night I had blankets and all that piled over me, still shivering.”

“I'm very thankful to them.”

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