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Pembroke Pines-based Veteran Surprised with A Brand-New Air Conditioning Unit by the Miami Dolphins and Air Pros USA

Miami Dolphins and Air Pros USA

Davie, FL (September 04, 2020) – The Miami Dolphins and Air Pros USA, a leading residential and commercial air conditioning services company and the official Air Conditioning partner for the NFL team, came together to help a Pembroke Pines Veteran. Rudolph “Rudy” Watt, a retired Army veteran with a total and permanent disability, was nominated to receive a brand-new air conditioning unit, free of charge.

The Miami Dolphins FOOTBALL UNITES™ program worked through nominations from community partners such as the Wounded Warrior Project to select Rudy. On Wednesday, September 2, Air Pros USA installed a new air conditioning unit at Rudy’s residence and assisted with all permit requirements.

“We are in the business of providing cool and healthy indoor home environments and we understand better than anyone else how important it is to feel comfortable in your own home,” said Anthony Perera, founder of Air Pros USA. “By teaming up with Miami Dolphins FOOTBALL UNITES™, everyone at Air Pros USA feels proud to be able to help a veteran in need and show our gratitude for his service in the military and our community.”

“We are proud to have a partnership with Air Pros USA that extends beyond the field and supports the mission of our FOOTBALL UNITES™ program of utilizing our platform to bring positive change to the South Florida community,” said RaShauna Hamilton, Miami Dolphins Senior Director of Community Relations & Youth Programs. “Through our great community partner, the Wounded Warrior Project, we were able to identify a deserving individual and provide him with an air-conditioning unit that will hopefully make Rudy’s life at home a little easier.”

After retiring from the Army with over two decades of service, Rudy returned to South Florida where he spends most of his time in community service volunteering with organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project, The Mission Continues, Act-2, and Veterans Ocean Adventures. Last year, Rudy’s home caught on fire and he lost everything. He recently closed on a home in Pembroke Pines, but the AC unit was faulty and needed to be replaced. 

“We’ve known Rudy for many years and salute him for his service to our country and his commitment to serve and help those around him. Rudy lost everything in the house fire, including his physical memories of his time in the military and his diving gear which he uses to help disabled veterans enjoy the healing powers of water. He is a fantastic human being and it was only fair for us to nominate him and be able to help him out,” said Edwin Vasco, Outreach Specialist at the Wounded Warrior Project.

“I cannot thank enough the good Samaritans at the Wounded Warrior Project, the Miami Dolphins and Air Pros USA. I am truly blessed to have all these good people around me,” said Rudy. 

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About Air Pros USA:

Air Pros USA was founded in South Florida in 2017 on the premise of integrity, reliability, and putting our customers first. The company has quickly expanded to many metro areas within Florida, Colorado, Georgia, Texas, and Washington, with more franchise partners expected to be introduced soon. Air Pros USA currently employs over 250 experienced professionals with 10 Service locations. For more information or details on franchise opportunities visit www.airprosusa.com..

About the Miami Dolphins:

The Miami Dolphins, owned by Chairman of the Board & Managing General Partner Stephen M. Ross, are the oldest major-league professional sports franchise in the state of Florida, having joined the NFL as part of the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. The organization has played in five Super Bowls, winning championships following the 1972 (VII) and 1973 (VIII) seasons. The franchise also has won five conference championships and 13 division championships. The Dolphins play home games in Miami Gardens at Hard Rock Stadium and have worked tirelessly to inspire a healthier, more educated and united South Florida community. The organization hosts the largest fundraiser in the NFL with the Dolphins Cancer Challenge, giving more than $32 million to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has impacted more than 60,000 youth high school players, coaches and teams through the Junior Dolphins program and has worked with more than 100 South Florida organizations though FOOTBALL UNITES™ programming. For more information, visit www.dolphins.com.. 

About Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP seeks to assist those men and women of our armed forces who have been severely injured during the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations around the world. For more information, visit http://woundedwarriorproject.org. .

Sharda Veeramally
10 to 1 Public Relations

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10 to 1 Public Relations
(480) 789-0743


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