These winter months are now warmer for one lucky Central Oregon family.
Deborah Ward and her family lost their heater around Christmas three years ago.
Since then, they’ve used small space heaters to keep their home warm.
That all changed today, when Tri County Climate of Bend brought them a brand new, high-efficiency Lennox heater.
The Wards were among about 30 entries into the contest sponsored by Tri County Climate in partnership with Lennox, Energy Trust of Oregon and Central Oregon Daily News.
The Wards said they are thankful to Tri County Climate for the donation.