The Refrigeration Service Engineers Society raised $10,000 for the Operation Family Fund.

The fund is a private, nonprofit charitable organization that assists the injured and their families.

The fund benefit was started at the RSES annual conference Sept. 11-15 in San Antonio. RSES was able to reach its $10,000 goal by Oct. 15, thanks to donations from members, chapters and associations.

The $10,000 donation was presented to Operation Family Fund’s founder and CEO, Mike Cash, during the Oct. 20 WNIS radio Talkfest 2007 in Norfolk, Va.

During Talkfest, Mark Lowry, RSES executive vice president; Ronald J. McCarthy, past president of RSES; Dave Pannier, president of Trane Residential Systems; and Rex Boynton, president of North American Technician Excellence were all guests on “Ask the Man from Trane,” hosted by RSES regional director Harlan “Skip” Krepcik.