15th Annual Heat for the Needy, a "One Day Miracle"
What is Heat for the Needy?
Heat for the Needy is TUDI's One Day Miracle charity event, when the TUDI Team and their families come together and volunteer their time to give and install a free furnace into the homes of needy families in the Pittsburgh area. That's right – all at no cost to the recipients.
How does it work?
Each year, we solicit nominations from the community for individuals or families that have a need for a new heating system but cannot afford the investment. In the past we've selected anywhere from 8-12 nominees to receive new furnaces.
Who qualifies for Heat for the Needy?
The Heat for the Needy program was developed to bring warmth to families who otherwise could not afford to do so on their own. To qualify for the program, we ask that the nominator send a letter detailing the family's situation and current form of heat. Recipients must be within our residential service area. Click here to view our service area.
How are nominees selected?
Once the nominations are received, we begin evaluating and validating each case. We typically select nominees and make personal visits to their homes to further qualify their level of need. From there, we select recipients for new, free furnaces.
When are the free furnaces installed?
Each year, the TUDI team and their families volunteer their time to participate in our "One Day Miracle". Furnace installations are completed within one day's time.
How are nominations accepted?
Nominations are received from family, friends, neighbors, and even strangers who wish to touch someone's heart during the holiday season. We ask that you provide a letter including background on the individual or family's situation and information on how to contact the nominator and nominee.
You can submit your nomination in many ways:
Heat for the Needy
c/o TUDI Mechanical Systems, Inc.
343 Munson Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
- September 2013 – 15th Annual Program Begins
- November 2013 – Nomination Deadline
- January 2014 – Furnaces Installed
Help pass the word along!
By helping one of Pittsburgh's most unique charities, you can help TUDI bring true warmth and safety to families in need this winter season.
Click here to view photos from Heat for the Needy 2013
View video coverage of the "One Day Miracle"