Oil Heat Cares Comes to Rescue of Private School

Oil Heat Cares Foundation – through the efforts of the New Haven Chapter of the National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers (NAOHSM)— recently solved the heating problems of St. Martin de Porres Academy, Hamden, CT.
The school is a faith-based tuition free school for low-income families in the Greater New Haven area.
Based in East Petersburg, PA, Oil Heat Cares Foundation was established to help needy people that need assistance with heating equipment. NAOHSM Chapters and oil companies identify neighbors in their communities that cannot afford to replace heating systems that should be replaced.
OHC approves their request for funding of the equipment and their technicians and others volunteer their time to install the equipment.
Oil Heat Cares reports success with funding its various events.
• “The initial ‘Care to Ride’ event gave us a real boost with $54,000 in profit,” says spokesperson Judy Garber.
• Recently, industry trainers got together during NAOHSM’s Oil Heat Retreat to do a benefit seminar, sponsored by Burnham, which raised more than $2,000.
• The Boston Chapter of NAOHSM donated proceeds from their golf tournament.
• Penn. Petroleum Marketers Convenience Stores Association (PPMCSA) had Dan Holohan as a speaker at their annual summer outing and they contributed his speaking fee;
• St. Nicholas Chimney Services, Clinton, Conn. Presented a $100. donation.

According to Garber, all donations are spent on heating equipment and supplies.
“We pay an accountant and attorney to handle the business side of our Foundation but that’s it,” says Garber. “All [remaining] dollars are available for heating equipment.”
Oil Heat Cares financial information can be viewed at www.oilheatcares.com.

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