Enviroment: Local

Rinnai Donates Tankless Water Heater to Church Damaged by Devastating Colorado Floods

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (Feb. 11, 2014) — In late 2013, devastating floods left the Gateway Baptist Church, located in Loveland, Colo., under 2 feet of water and covered in mud. To help, Rinnai America Corporation donated an Ultra Series Condensing Tankless Water Heater and with assistance from the oldest plumbing and HVAC contractor in the area, Chambers Plumbing and Heating, the companies assisted in salvaging the church by restoring its hot-water system. 

“We wouldn’t be where we are today without the assistance of numerous community members and organizations, including Rinnai,” said Jim Rice, pastor at Gateway Baptist Church. “To watch the community band together and pull off an amazing transformation in such a short time was refreshing. I can’t say enough about the outpouring of support we received. We’re thankful to Rinnai for the company’s generous gift.”

Gateway Baptist Church, which sustained nearly $90,000 in damage, reopened its doors just prior to Thanksgiving—nine short weeks after the flood occurred. 

“We were honored to help Pastor James Rice and the Gateway Baptist Church community reclaim their church,” said Takashi Sonoda, president of Rinnai America Corporation. “The condensing tankless water heater can help  reduce the church’s monthly energy bill and offers members an endless supply of hot water to meet their needs.”

About Rinnai
Rinnai America Corporation, a subsidiary of Rinnai Corporation in Nagoya, Japan, was established in 1974 and is headquartered in Peachtree City ,Georgia. Rinnai Corporation manufactures gas appliances including tankless water heaters, a wide range of kitchen appliances and heating and air conditioning units. As the technology leader in its industry, Rinnai is the largest gas appliance manufacturer in Japan and is the number-one selling brand of tankless gas water heaters in North America. Annual corporate revenues, including those of its subsidiaries, are in excess of $3.1 billion. With a global perspective to create 21st century products for the home and business, Rinnai Corporation commits itself to safety and the pursuit of comfortable lifestyles. For more information about Rinnai’s entire product line, visit rinnai.us.