Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association Donates $6,000 to Salvation Army

The Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association (BSOHA) donated $6,000 to the Berks and Schuylkill County Salvation Army on February 15. Since 2006, this is the third largest annual donation BSOHA has presented to the Salvation Army. The BSOHA annual charitable contribution has directly helped the heating needs of local residents to a total of $93,100.

Lt. Derek Barrett and Lt. Betty Ellen Barrett – Salvation Army Pottsville and Lt. Hector Cid – Salvation Army Reading accepted the presentation from BSOHA President Kevin Steele and BSOHA Secretary/Treasurer Chris Crooks.

From left: Chris Crooks, Secretary/Treasurer BSOHA; Kevin Steele, President BSOHA; Lt. Hector Cid, Salvation Army Reading; Lt. Betty Ellen and Lt. Derek Barrett, Salvation Army Pottsville. Image courtesy of BSOHA.

“We are very pleased to make this donation to the Salvation Army. With rising inflationary costs, the household budget does not go as far as it did a few years ago. I could not think of a better way to help people in these tough economic times. To reach in excess of $93,000 in total donations from our local association is truly remarkable,” said Kevin Steele, President of BSOHA.

Donations for the annual fundraiser were received from the following member companies of BSOHA: R.W. Beckett Corporation, Buckeye Energy Services, BRT Inc., Carroll Motor Fuels, Hafer Petroleum, Jerome H. Rhoads Inc., Jack Rich Inc., Lehigh Fuels LLC, Lewis Environmental, Marathon Petroleum Corp., Penn Pride Inc., Pennsylvania Petroleum Association, Santilli Oil Co. Inc., Tevis Energy and Woosnam Consulting among various other individual donors.

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: To learn more about the Salvation Army log onto:

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