Rainnai donates water
Loveland, Colo.-based Gateway Baptist Church was damaged and under two ft. of water after a storm in late 2013. Photo courtesy of Rinnai


The Gateway Baptist Church in Loveland, Colo., was under two ft. of water and covered in mud after a storm in late 2013. The church sustained nearly $90,000 in damages leading into the holiday season.

Thanks in part to Rinnai’s donation of an Ultra Series condensing tankless water heater and assistance from a local contractor, the church reopened its doors just before Thanksgiving 2013 – nine weeks after the storm.

“We wouldn’t be where we are today without the assistance of numerous community members and organizations, including Rinnai,” said Gatway Baptist Pastor Jim Rice. “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 generous gift.”

Rinnai America President Takashi Sonoda added: “We were honored to help Pastor James Rice and the Gateway Baptist Church community to reclaim their church. 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.”