The Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association donated $4,500 to both the Berks and Schuylkill County Salvation Army on Feb. 18, 2016, with each corps receiving half of the total donation. Since 2006, the BSOHA annual charitable donation has directly helped the heating needs of local residents to a total contribution of $50,540.
Kevin Polito,Pottsville Corps; Mary Metzger Pottsville Corps; Tony Calafaty, Reading Corps; and Tajuana Destin, Reading Corps of the Salvation Army were on hand to accept the presentation from BSOHA President Kevin Steele of H.B. Steele & Son, Inc., Orwigsburg, and BSOHA secretary/treasurer, Ted Harris of Boston Environmental, Portsmouth, N.H.
“We were very pleased to make this donation to the Salvation Army. I am very happy with the charity of our membership and their willingness to help those less fortunate,” stated Kevin Steele President of BSOHA.
Donations for the annual fundraiser were received from the following member companies of BSOHA: AMERIgreen, Angus Energy, Boston Environmental, Buckeye Energy Services, Carroll Independent Fuel, LLC, Earl R. Martin Inc., Elite Fuel Services LLC, Gulf Oil, H.B. Steele & Son Inc., Jack Rich Inc. and R.F. Ohl.
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.
The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church with its own distinctive governance and practice. Its doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasize God’s saving purposes. To learn more about the Salvation Army log onto: www.salvationarmy.org .