Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association Donates $6,825 to The Salvation Army

Written on: March 1, 2013 by ICM

Virginville, PA  The Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association (BSOHA) donated $6,825 to both the Berks and Schuylkill County Salvation Army Corps on Thursday, February 21, 2013 with each Corps receiving half of the total donation. This is the largest donation BSOHA has ever made to the Salvation Army SHARE Program. During the past 7 years, the BSOHA annual charitable donation has directly helped the heating needs of area residents to a total contribution of $35,865.
Captain Tammy Hench and Ms. Mary Metzger of the Schuylkill County Salvation Army as well as Ms. Mindy McCormick and Major Colin DeVault 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 has since the fundraisers inception. Our donation was $1,275 more than last year. I am very pleased with the charity of our membership and rising to the occasion in these tough economic times,” 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.

L-R: BSOHA President Kevin Steele, H.B. Steele & Son, Inc., Mindy McCormick – Berks County Salvation Army, Cpt. Tammy Hench – Schuylkill County Salvation Army, BSOHA Secretary/Treasurer Karen Bostard, Hafer Petroleum Equipment.

As an organization composed 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