CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Oil Energy Service Professionals (OESP) announced it raised $8,000 for its nonprofit charity, “Oil Heat Cares,” during its annual “Care to Ride” event in Cape May, New Jersey. The Care to Ride was held on Sept. 10 during the Oil Heat Retreat, which was hosted Sept. 8-10 by two Garden State and South Jersey OESP chapters. There were four divisions for the fundraiser — motorcycles, bicycles, walkers, and runners.

All proceeds raised by participants and sponsors were donated to Oil Heat Cares, the 501c(3) foundation, which receives donations throughout the year from seminars, donations, and other events. Oil Heat Cares assists needy people and organizations with the replacement of their oil heating appliances. OESP helps neighbors who need a temporary helping hand by installing heating equipment at no cost to the homeowner.

“We are proud of our members and their families who, without the help of sponsors, raised $8,000,” said Ralph Adams, president, OESP. “We are grateful to those who spent some wonderful days in Cape May with us raising money for a terrific cause. We appreciate the many OESP members who donated their time and talent by identifying a project for a customer or neighbor in need. So many of our members donated equipment or supplies or participated in our fundraisers, such as Care to Ride.”

“Whether it’s an equipment supplier, an owner, or a service technician, they are all teaming up to benefit others in need,” added David Bessette, Oil Heat Care chair. “It is common to see local competitors work together to accomplish a common goal or to see a group of current employees spending time during the weekend to help out an oil heat customer going through a tough time.”

Publication date: 11/21/2016

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