Eastern Propane & Oil Supports Veterans in Need

Pictured, from left, members of Seacoast Chapter of Veterans Count Greg Whalen and Denise Poulos with Michael Hildreth and his son, Alex, Gary Barr (Member of Seacoast Chapter of Veterans Count), and Eastern Propane & Oil CEO Tom Manson.

MANCHESTER —In early November at the Easterseals New Hampshire Headquarters in Manchester, Eastern Propane & Oil presented veteran Mike Hildreth with free heating fuel for the upcoming season as part of their Veteran Appreciation Fuel Giveaway.

Expressing his belief in the need "to support our veterans and their families," Tom Manson, CEO of Eastern Propane & Oil, said the free fuel giveaway underscores their belief in supporting veterans.

"If we’re going to be in your neighborhood asking for your business, we want to be serving the communities where you live," he explained.

In addition to the Veteran Appreciation Fuel Giveaway, Eastern Propane & Oil offers a Hometown Hero program, which provides veterans with discounts on oil, propane, service parts and labor.

The company also supports Veterans Count, an Easterseal program that provides critical resources to veterans and their families.Developed in partnership with Easterseals of NH, NH National Guard, and NH Department of Health and Human Service in 2006, Veterans Count has served more than 5,000 service members/veterans and their families (10,000 individuals).

"Our belief in Veterans Count is why we put their logo on one of our propane delivery trucks," added Manson. "We want to raise awareness about the services they provide across New Hampshire."

For Hildreth, the support he has received from both Veterans Count and Eastern Propane & Oil has made a big difference in his day-to-day life.

"I’m enormously grateful to all the people here at Veterans Count for all their support for me and my family and very thankful to Eastern Propane & Oil for helping us," he said.

In closely aligning themselves with Veterans Count, Manson cited their "stellar track record" as an organization.

"Ninety percent of every dollar they raise is spent to provide services and grow resources for veterans, service members and their families," he said. "They are a comprehensive and efficient resource.

To learn more about Veterans Count, visit www.vetscount.org. To learn more about Eastern Propane & Oil, which delivers propane and oil to more than 85,000 residential and commercial customers, visit www.eastern.com

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