Impressed by the selfless actions of Americans who have continued to serve others during this pandemic – from police officers and firefighters to healthcare personnel – Ohio-based lighting and ceiling fan manufacturer Hinkley wants to give back.  

“We’ve been humbled and awestruck by the sacrifice of frontline responders and volunteers in recent weeks,” the company noted in a statement. “We know that because of these heroes, many of us have been able to shelter in place with our loved ones in familiar and comfortable surroundings. And we’ve realized that our homes have never been more important to our health and peace of mind. We want to pay it forward.” 

To that end, Hinkley will be giving away 500 ceiling fans as part of its Fans for Frontline Heroes program, running during the first two weeks in May; entries can be submitted up until midnight on Friday, May 15.  

With warmer summer weather approaching, Hinkley’s inspiration for its gesture is comfort: “When these heroes return home to relax and regroup with their families, our hope is that we can give back some of the comfort they’ve given us,” the statement read. 

Noting that every community has family, friends, neighbors, and volunteers who have made sacrifices to support the fight against COVID-19, Hinkley encourages anyone who wants to support their hometown heroes to nominate them and tell their story. Self-nominations will be accepted as well.  

Hinkley’s statement concludes, “As we make our way out of these challenging times, we’ll still all be in this together. It’s a commitment to our shared humanity and caring for others that will carry us forward. We hope you’ll join us to honor all the frontline heroes and volunteers that are keeping us healthy and safe.” 

 To nominate someone, visit https://www.hinkley.com/to-our-frontline-heroes