Judy Garber, executive director of NAOHSM, turns the Oil Heat Cares Cup over from the Rhode Island Chapter representatives Charley Bursey and George Fantacone (left) to the 2009 recipient, the Garden State Chapter represented by Paul Cuprewich and Charley Holmes (right).

EAST PETERSBURG, Pa. - The 2009 Oil Heat Cares (OHC) Cup was awarded to the Garden State Chapter of the National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers (NAOHSM). The coveted cup was presented at the annual awards banquet held during NAOHSM’s 2009 convention and trade show held in Hershey. Oil Heat Cares is a not-for-profit foundation that assists needy persons and organizations with the replacement of their oil heating appliances.

Annually, the board of OHC looks at the projects completed and decides upon the winner. In 2008 the cup was awarded to several NAOHSM chapters and possession was shared among three chapters throughout last year. The decision to select a winner is not always easy because there are always many worthy projects to choose from.

This year there was a standout winner upon the board’s review. The Garden State Chapter is constantly initiating new projects as well as raising funds for the Oil Heat Cares Foundation. They go above and beyond and have helped so many people that truly need a helping hand.

Another contributor to the Oil Heat Cares Foundation that deserves recognition is Roger Marran of Energy Kinetics. For the fourth year in a row, he raised the most money in the “Care to Ride” event held at the annual convention. Roger raised $4,000 for the foundation and received a trophy in recognition of his efforts.

For more information, visit www.oilheatcares.com.

Publication date:08/03/2009