Stay warm while giving to the Ronald McDonald House

CROWN POINT - People have an opportunity to get a warm feeling while staying warm this winter.

Avery Energy of Crown Point is donating 1 cent for every gallon of heating fuel it sells to residential customers this season to the Ronald McDonald House in Burlington, Vt.

Owners Jackie and Will Deyo recently presented a $500 check to Pam Fenimore of the Ronald McDonald House after selling 50,000 gallons of fuel.

The promotion will continue indefinitely, Jackie Deyo explained.

"We noticed a lot of our community uses the Ronald McDonald House," she said. "We want to be a local business that helps the local community."

It also fits the company's motto. Named for the couple's 8-month-old daughter, Avery, the firm claims "Avery is on a mission to help local kids."

Avery Energy is the former Deyo's Heating Fuels of Crown Point. It serves the Crown Point-Ticonderoga-Moriah area.

"We're getting a really good response," Deyo said of the promotion. "On each ticket we note how much of that sale will be given to the Ronald McDonald House and we give out a brochure."

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Burlington is a "home away from home" for families with seriously-ill children who seek treatment at Vermont Children's Hospital at the Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility. It provides housing and support for families receiving treatment.

For information on the Ronald McDonald House promotion, call Avery Energy at 597-3444.

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