The Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association (BSOHA) announced that it donated $4,925 to the Berks and Schuylkill County Salvation Army on Feb. 16, 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 $55,465, the association said.
Ted and Sharon Tressler of Reading Corps of the Salvation Army accepted the contribution from BSOHA President Kevin Steele of H.B. Steele & Son, Inc., Orwigsburg, and BSOHA Secretary/Treasurer, Chris Crooks of AMERIgreen Energy, Lancaster, Pa.
“We were very pleased to make our annual donation to the Salvation Army. I am always inspired by the charity of our membership and their willingness to help those less fortunate,” Steele said in a statement.
Donations for the annual fundraiser were received from the following member companies of BSOHA: AMERIgreen Energy, Angus Energy, R.W. Beckett Corporation, Boston Environmental, Buckeye Energy Services, Earl R. Martin Inc., Elite Fuel Services LLC, F.M. Brown’s Sons, Inc., Gulf Oil L.P., H.B. Steele & Son Inc., Hafer Petroleum Equipment, Ltd., Jack Rich Inc., Santilli Oil Co. Inc., Richard B. Ryon Insurance and Clyde S. Walton, Inc.
As an organization 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 customers’ satisfaction. To find a member dealer or to learn more about the Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association log onto the website bsoha.org.
The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. To learn more about the Salvation Army log onto the website salvationarmy.org.