At Blue Raven Solar, we recently launched our Helping Hands volunteer program. As our inaugural project, we decided to give away a free solar system.
Matthew Smith, a resident of West Valley, Utah is the winner of our solar giveaway. About 10 years ago at the age of 30, Matthew had a serious stroke that left him nearly helpless. The road to recovery was daunting for this young family. But his wife, Deann, was a nurse, and was determined to help him recover.
Over the next year, she faithfully worked with him, and Matthew began to regain many of his motor skills. He got to the point that he could take care of many of his needs on his own.
Nearly a year almost to the day after his stroke, Deann was folding laundry on the bed in their home, when she suddenly collapsed. Deann suffered from a heart attack which was fatal. Matthew was left alone to fend for his 5-year-old daughter and himself.
This family has had so much to overcome. But through these challenging years, Matthew keeps his household running and is successfully raising his daughter on his own.
We are happy to be giving this system to the Smith Family, and to be able to help to decrease their monthly bills. They are a wonderful family that will benefit both immediately and in the long term from solar power.