BALTIMORE - Oil Heat Cares, a charitable endeavor sponsored by the National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers (NAOHSM), established an impressive foothold by raising $5,000 at the first seminar held in Baltimore.

The proceeds from this seminar will be contributed to the industry's program for home heating and comfort upgrades for families in need. Industry educators including Alan Mercurio, John Levey, Bob Hedden, George Lanthier, Jim Peters, and Dan Holohan conducted seminars and provided attendees with innovative approaches to common heating service and installation tasks.

The next two-day benefit program will be held at the New England Institute of Technology, Warwick, R.I., June 14-15, 2005.

The association also announced that it plans to launch a new Web site, www. Oil Heat Cares jobsites will be showcased on the site, along with updates about contributions and the forms necessary to request funds for equipment needed to complete a job. An online auction is also planned.

Publication date: 12/06/2004