(SAVANNAH, GA) Mingledorff’s, the Southeast’s largest independent HVAC wholesale distributor, held a golf tournament on May 24 with all proceeds benefitting Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter. Rob Massey, Mingledorff’s Southeast general manager, and Brian Phillips, Mingledorff’s territory manager, presented a check for $3,120 to Linda Hilts, Park Place Outreach’s executive director on July 1.
“Mingledorff’s very generous donation will help Park Place Outreach fulfill our mission of supporting youth who are in crisis,” Hilts said.
The tournament, held at Southbridge golf course, is sponsored by Mingledorff’s as an annual customer appreciation event for the company’s Carrier and Bryant air conditioning equipment dealers. Mingledorff’s decided to turn this year’s tournament into a fundraiser benefitting a local charity.
“We’ve known about Park Place Outreach since the building was renovated on Henry Street — we worked with Carrier Corp. to donate the air conditioning equipment,” said Massey, who serves on Park Place Outreach’s advisory committee. “We mentioned in our invitation to the tournament that we were raising funds for Park Place Outreach, and our dealers were very eager to support an organization helping our most vulnerable youth.”
Mingledorff’s, founded in Savannah in 1939, is the Southeast’s largest independent wholesale distributor of HVAC equipment, parts and supplies. The company’s territory covers five Southeastern states, including Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. Mingledorff’s is owned by the Mingledorff family, all of who reside in the Savannah area.
About Park Place Outreach, Inc.
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, located at 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens from Savannah and the surrounding area. The shelter is open 24 hours a day to youth in crisis, adolescents who are homeless, young people who have been abused, runaway youth, or those who may be contemplating how to run away. Opened in 1984 as Marshlands Foundation, Inc. (dba the Savannah Runaway Home), Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter provides counseling and other services to boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 17. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families whenever possible.
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This program is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, USDA Breakfast/Lunch Program, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Department of Human Services, City of Savannah, United Way, FEMA and other community resources. For more information, please call 912-234-4048, visit http://parkplaceyes.org or search for “Park Place Outreach” on Facebook. An informational video about Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is available at YouTube by searching for “Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter.”