LAS VEGAS (Feb. 4, 2014) -Trane, a leading global provider of home comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), announced today a strategic partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® as a national sponsor of the 2014 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway. Through the partnership Trane will donate heating and cooling products for nearly 30 custom-built homes that will be given away throughout the year through local raffle drawings. The funds raised will help support the hospital’s lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving lives of kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases.
The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is one of the largest single-event fundraising efforts for St. Jude, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Each year, approximately 30 St. Jude Dream Homes, valued between $300,000 and $600,000, are built in cities across the country in partnership with local home builders and businesses using mostly donated materials, supplies and labor. When complete, the homes are opened to the public for tours and given away through the sale of $100 raffle tickets.
Established more than two decades ago, the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway program has built and given away more than 340 homes and raised more than $270 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“For more than 100 years, Trane has been known for its reliability in providing home comfort to families with our heating and cooling products,” said Scott Martin, vice president of marketing for Trane. “We are thrilled to partner with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and provide reliable comfort for those families who win a St. Jude Dream Home, and ultimately support St. Jude in providing families with some level of comfort knowing that they will never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything.”
ST. JUDE DREAM HOME GIVEAWAY IN 30 U.S CITIES
In 2014 the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway will be held in the following cities:
- April: Biloxi, Miss.; Peoria, Ill.; Warner Robins, Ga.; and Monroe, La.
- May: Hampton Roads, Va.; Santa Maria, Calif.; and Colorado Springs, Colo.
- June: Lafayette, La.; Bakersfield, Calif.; Baton Rouge, La.; Boise, Idaho; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Memphis, Tenn.; Nashville, Tenn.; New Orleans; Springfield, Mo.; and Tulsa, Okla.
- August: Shreveport, La.; and Paducah, Ky.
- September: Bowling Green, Ky.; Jackson, Miss.; St. Louis, Mo.: and Charleston, W.V.
- October: Kansas City, Mo.; and Charlotte, N.C.
- November: Fresno, Calif.; and Denver.
ABOUT INGERSOLL RAND AND TRANE
Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit ingersollrand.com or trane.com.
ABOUT ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL®
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.