Community Involvement in Omaha, NE
Since Scott Wood became general manager of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Omaha in 2021, he’s made giving back to the community a priority.
The business has supplied playground equipment to a local elementary school, and has partnered with Omaha’s annual Superhero Heart Run, which raises awareness and funds for children with congenital heart disease.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Omaha, along with its sister company McCarthy’s One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, has also supported numerous homeless shelters. During the summer of 2022, Scott donated 30 box fans and 1,890 bottles of water to the Open Door Mission’s Beat the Heat Drive. He has also donated thousands of hand and feet warmers to the homeless, and on the Benjamin Franklin Plumbing side, the team filled a truck full of toilet paper and donated it to a shelter.
During the winter, the One Hour team participated in Project Houseworks’ Warm the Metro, providing furnace maintenance checks and free repairs and replacements for low-income residents.
Over the holidays, Scott plans to sponsor a family in need, offering free repairs on plumbing and HVAC equipment, and to collect toys for the children of incarcerated people.
The accomplishments and more landed Scott on ACHR News’ 40 Under 40 list in 2022.
“The community has taken care of us for 53 years now, so we want to take care of them,” Scott says.