Since its inception in 2004, Oil Heat Cares — a not-for-profit foundation — has helped people and organizations in need with the replacement of their oil heating appliances. Funds are raised to purchase heating equipment, and National Association of Oil and Energy Service Professionals (OESP) chapters, members and other Oil Heat partners identify those within their neighborhoods that need a temporary helping hand and install the heating equipment at no cost to the homeowner. OHC averages about 12 projects a year.
“Oil Heat Cares is such a special charity,” says Dave Bessette, chairman of Oil Heat Cares and service manager of Dedham, Massachusetts-based CK Smith Superior. “It helps so many people in need each year and we are thankful for the support we receive from our chapters and from the entire industry.”