Heat Treat Today Reader Donates Drawing Prize to Charity

One of the winners of Heat Treat Today’s recent drawing requested that his prize be donated to a charity benefiting children.

As a special welcome to founding members of the Leaders in Aerospace Heat Treat LinkedIn GroupHeat Treat Today conducted a drawing in which three winners would receive a $100 Amazon gift card. Anyone who joined the group AND commented on any of the posts during the month of April was entered into the drawing.

Dr. Steve Offley, Product Marketing Manager at Phoenix Temperature Measurement (PhoenixTM), was selected at random as one of the three winners, but instead of claiming his Amazon gift card, he asked Heat Treat Today to make a donation to a charity that would benefit children.

A “keen reader of daily industrial news and social media posts” from Heat Treat Today, Dr. Offley, aka Dr. O, also occasionally contributes editorial material, drawing from his more than 20 years of industry involvement.

“PhoenixTM designs and manufactures innovative ‘Thru-process’ temperature monitoring systems used in the Heat Treatment Industry for a wide range of different applications,” explained Dr. O. “The company also provides solutions to either product temperature profiling or TUS challenges faced as part of CQI-9 or AMS2750E.”

Dr. O grills for neighbors at his church's community day

Dr. O grills for neighbors at his church’s community day.

Because Dr. O lives in Newmarket, UK, Heat Treat Today decided to contribute in his name to a charity that would be personal to him or his community.

“Christian Aid is a charity I have supported for most of my life as part of my local Church ‘All Saints’ Newmarket,” said Dr. O. “Each year I will be found collecting on my local town high street during Christian Aid week.”

Christian Aid, according to its website, is a UK charity that works in 37 countries “to expose poverty throughout the world, to help in practical ways to end it, to highlight, challenge and change the structures and systems that favor the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalized.”

Burkina Faso is one of the 37 countries Christian Aid supports (Source: Christian Aid).

Burkina Faso is one of the 37 countries Christian Aid supports (Source: Christian Aid).

“As I get older and hopefully wiser I realize that in today’s world I have so much to be thankful for,” reflected Dr. O. “In a world where many are far worse off than I, I feel anything I can do, however small, must make some difference. As I am sure others do, I now appear to find more pleasure in giving than receiving.”

Doug Glenn, publisher of Heat Treat Today, commented, “It is a blessing to have people like Dr. O in our audience and we sincerely appreciate his desire to donate his winnings to a charitable organization benefiting children. Dr. O’s kindness is a real encouragement to the Heat Treat Today team and we hope our small donation will be a blessing to the children helped by Christian Aid.”

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