Dense Cares offers a free HVAC system
ENID, OK – The Dense Cares HVAC Giveaway, which takes nominations and uses an independent committee to select recipients, seeks nominations for their next recipient.
Dense Cares will be giving the CVC gift to a family this summer. David Lawrence, president and owner of Dense Mechanical & Dense Comfort Solutions, said he wanted to help someone who might not have a working system to keep their home cool this summer.
Lawrence started the HVAC giveaway when he purchased Dense in 2019, in order to return some of the blessings he received. Lawrence asks members of the public to help by naming families in need.
Send applicants’ names and why they deserve a free HVAC system to [email protected] (subject: “DenseCares”) or by mail to Dense Comfort Solutions, 409 E. Broadway, Enid, OK 73701. Deadline is 15th June.
The employees of Lawrence and Dense have no say in the choice of the candidate. An independent panel of local residents meets and decides which appointment will be given the free HVAC system.
DENSE CARE PANEL
Jennifer Bauman owns a small business in Enid (Harmon’s Electric, Inc.). She was born in Enid and moved as a small child and grew up in Northwest Arkansas. She received her BA in Organizational Management from John Brown University.
After a successful career in account management with Kellogg’s Company and VF Corporation (Walmart accounts), Jennifer decided to return to Enid and join the family business. In 2017, Jennifer, her husband JJ and 2 daughters: KayLee (22) and Jaye Katherine (10) moved to Enid.
Jennifer sits on the boards of many different organizations at Enid including YWCA Enid, Rotary of Enid and Junior Welfare League of Enid. She is a former member of Class XXVII of Leadership Greater Enid (aka Best Class Ever) and participates in the United Way Golf Tournament, Day of Kindness Committees and Oakwood Country Club Finance Committee.
James W. Berger is an attorney for Enid. He moved to Enid as a child and is a product of Enid Public Schools. He graduated from Enid High School in 1994; the University of Oklahoma, with a Bachelor of Arts in Letters, in 1998; the University of Oklahoma’s Michael F. Price School of Business, with an MBA, in 2000; and Oklahoma City University, with a JD, in 2003 He was admitted to practice law in the state of Oklahoma the same year and admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and United States District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma.
After being called to the bar, Mr. Shepherd worked in Oklahoma City for three years before returning to his hometown in 2006 to start his family with his wife Molly. Mr. Shepherd has practiced law for over fifteen (15) years and his practice is focused on facilitating solutions for businesses and employers on a wide range of legal issues. He represents companies, in particular financial institutions and creditors, in transactional and litigation cases. He also represents employers in Title VII and ADA actions and before the Oklahoma Job Security Commission and the Oklahoma Department of Labor.
While at Enid, Mr. Shepherd had the pleasure of serving on numerous boards of directors of local organizations, including the Board of Directors of Enid’s Chamber of Commerce, Hospice Circle of Love, Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, Grand National Quail Club and Oakwood Country Club. Mr. Shepherd also sits on the Board of Directors of Soldier’s Wish, a national organization that strives to meet the needs of active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families through private donations and corporate sponsorships.
Ms. Denise Smith, is the youngest daughter of retired U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Dennis Davis and Ms. Jennifer Davis. She was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey and moved frequently throughout her childhood as an Army dependent during her father’s long and distinguished military service. Denise and Anthony met in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and married on March 8, 1997. Throughout Anthony’s military career, Denise has managed to make every move a smooth family transition. After two short years at Enid OK, the Smiths will once again be on the move at Scott AFB in Illinois. This movement will make 12 movements in 24 years, with 4 movements in the last 6 years. Denise is a loving mother of two wonderful teenagers, Nathan 17 and Julian 13, and has been a fantastic military wife who supports the military and more specifically, passionate about supporting other military spouses.
Kristen johnson is the wife of Colonel Jay Johnson and mother of three extraordinary children; Sydney (22), Logan (19) and Carter (😎. Kristen is a registered nurse and retired Air Force Nursing Officer where she spent 20 years in various clinical and executive roles to include l Critical Care Airlift Team nurse and Headquarters Air Staff Executive Nurse Fellow. She is currently involved in several grassroots and community volunteer organizations and is a group fitness instructor at the local YMCA. spend time with their family and be active in their community.
Colonel Anthony Smith is the commanding officer of 71st Mission Support Group, 71st Flight Training Wing, Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. As Facility Manager, he is responsible for a $ 470 million base operating contract and all support to the Vance mission and community; including purchasing, civil engineering, firefighting, security and law enforcement, communications, personnel, procurement, transportation, housing, recreation and services. Prior to commanding the 71st Mission Support Group, Col Smith was Chief of the Budget and Analysis Division, Directorate of Resources at Headquarters, Air Force Mission Installation and Support Center, Command Air Force materiel. In this role, he led a team of 96 financial management professionals and managed a budget of $ 6.9 billion. He was responsible for maximizing a limited budget to fund installation and mission support needs at Air Force installations around the world.
Colonel Smith entered the Air Force after receiving his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC in May 1997. He held various positions with the wing, center, at Main Command, Air Force and Defense Agency. levels. He was deployed in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM in 2006.
Col Smith and his wife Denise have two children, Nathan (15) and Julian (11).
Colonel Jay A. Johnson is the commanding officer of the 71st Flight Training Wing at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. He leads a squadron of more than 2,700 people who annually provide specialized flight training to more than 400 US Air Force and Allied student pilots. The squadron operates a fleet of over 200 aircraft, performs over 55,000 sorties and logs over 80,000 flight hours each year. He is also responsible for the execution of $ 550 million in flight contracts and basic operations.
Colonel Johnson graduated from San Francisco State University and received his commission as a Distinguished Alumnus from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999. His service and leadership experience spans several operational and managerial positions. key staff at the squadron, wing and joint staff levels. He is a graduate of Air Mobility Command’s Phoenix mobility program and the Defense Legislative Fellowship. He served as the Joint Staff, J-5, responsible for strategic plans and political action, executive assistant to the director of the Pakistan-Afghanistan coordination cell and head of the international training division, Education and Policy, under the direction of the Director of Policy, Programs and Strategy, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force (International Affairs). He was most recently vice-commander of the 71st Flight Training Wing.
His deployment experience includes Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.