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Irving Oil Makes $50,000 Donation 

Parents who have a child in the hospital have one less worry, thanks to a generous donation by Irving Oil. Monday they presented a check for $50,000 to continue funding Fuel the Care.Through the program, they give gas cards to parents so they don’t have to worry about the cost of travelling to the hospital for their sick child.Angela Wortman knows of the importance of the program. Her son, Henry, was born in May of 2008 weighing only one pound, seven ounces. He was the size of a soda can. Henry spent 122 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The Irving gas cards helped make sure his mom could be there by his side. “It meant a lot because there were a lot of times where we had no extra help and nobody could afford it. And there’s a lot of families like that. So, the gas cards, just so they can see their children, means a lot to a lot of people.”Since 2004, Fuel the Care has provided more than $365,000 in assistance for more than 10,000 families in Maine.