Furnaces given away in Willmar, Murdock as part of newly launched Chappell Central Cares program

Chappell Central Cares is a new program Chappell Central created to give back to customers and the communities the Willmar-based heating and cooling company serves.

Photo of a new furnace installed in a home.
Through the newly launched Chappell Central Cares program, two free furnace installations were provided in April.
Contributed / Chappell Central

WILLMAR — Chappell Central of Willmar recently started a new program to give back to and say "thank you" to the customers and communities it serves.

Although the local heating and cooling company has participated in giving opportunities with other manufacturers in the past, this year it started Chappell Central Cares in order to include all the giving projects to which Chappell Central commits, according to a news release from the company.

Nominations were taken late in 2021 for the company's 2022 project, which gave away two free furnace installations to people in need in the Chappell Central service area.

With the help of Carrier and Minnesota Air, Chappell Central installed furnaces April 22 for this year's recipients: Tasma Paye of Murdock and Alison Wilke of Willmar.

The new program is "made possible by the customers who invest in Chappell Central. ... We are so grateful for their investment in us and it’s why we created a program to give back," the news release stated. "We are equally as grateful for the gift of time and talent our employees donate."

Jennifer Kotila is a reporter for West Central Tribune of Willmar, Minnesota. She focuses on local government, specifically the City of Willmar, and business.

She can be reached via email at: or phone at 320-214-4339.
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