The Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association donated $5,550 to both the Berks and Schuylkill County Salvation Army Corps on Thursday, March 15, 2012 with each Corps receiving half of the total donation. Since 2006 the BSOHA charitable donation has directly helped the heating needs of the less fortunate by donating a total of $28,990.
Lisa Mills and Ms. Mary Metzger of the Schuylkill County Corp as well as Mindy McCormick of the Berks County Corp were on hand to accept the presentation from BSOHA President Kevin Steele of H.B. Steele & Son, Inc., Orwigsburg and BSOHA Secretary/Treasurer, Karen Bostard of Hafer Petroleum Equipment, Ltd. Reading.
“We were very pleased to be able to make the largest annual donation to the Salvation Army that BSOHA ever has since the fundraisers inception. These funds are administered directly by the Salvation Army and used solely for oil heat needs. This is a great way for business in the area to give back to those who support them,” stated Kevin Steele President of BSOHA.
Donations for the annual fundraiser were received from the following member companies of BSOHA: Boston Environmental, Buckeye Energy Services, BRT Inc., Earl R. Martin Inc., Elite Fuel Services LLC, Elk Environmental Services, Global Companies LLC, Hafer Petroleum Equipment Ltd., H.B. Steele & Son Inc., Jack Rich Inc., Keller Oil, Kintzer Fuels and Petroleum Products Corporation.
As an organization comprised of independent heating oil distributors and dealers, and associated industries, The Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association exists to promote and educate current and prospective heating oil customers as to the benefits of Oil Heat and to support local oil companies, providing a wide range of products and services to enhance their customers' satisfaction. To find a member dealer or to learn more about the Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association log onto www.bsoha.org.