Why I Donate to TACCAPAC
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Posted by: Devorah Jakubowsky
PAC Fund? Why would anyone want to donate?
Well let me see…
I like to put this in terms of a farmer. A farmer once asked another farmer why his crops were so much greener and the production from his field was so much greater than his. His answer was simply, “I always give something back, do you?”
Well the first farmer was a little confused, so he asked what he meant. The reply was, “Well sir, after the harvest is over, I always put some of the bounty I received from my harvest back into the soil in the form of fertilizer. I have found that keeps my fields healthy and provides the nourishment for my next season's crops.”
I have been in the HVACR Industry for a long time, and although I may not have always done enough, I have followed the above example. When I look back and see all the things that were made possible because of what this industry has provided to me and my family over the past many years – things like our first home and our next home, I raised two sons, always had a dependable vehicle or two, nice vacations. This list can go on and on, and I’m sure yours is very similar. This is what I have taken from this industry and things I need to work to replenish.
It does not matter which facet of the industry we work in, it can be contracting, the supply chain, consulting, design, sales, teaching, or manufacturing. It is all part of our industry.
There are several ways that we can go about giving back. One is to support our TACCA PAC Fund (political action committee). When we need a law, or a change to a law, we need to be recognized as being a strong industry, not only in numbers but also in dollars. We need to have friends in Congress. We do this by supporting and getting to know our politicians.
TACCA has made it very easy for us to contribute, all you need to do is fill out a simple form requesting that they charge your personal credit card each month, just like I and many others have done. This form asks how much you want to donate. Before you put an amount down, think about how much you spend going out to dinner, what did you spend to go to the last sporting event, before COVID. Can you imagine how much difference it would make if we could all take just ½ or 1 days pay per month and send it to the PAC Fund?
Whatever you can do, please do it now. Our industry needs your support now. Do what you can to fertilize the soil that supports the growth and success of our industry.
Bob Elolf DONATE TODAY
TACCA Past President