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February 15, 2016
Hardee's Rise 'N Shine for Heat Brings In $300,000 for Heatupstlouis.org Up Slightly More Than 7% Vs. 2015 Campaign

February 8, 2016
Heat-Up St. Louis Needs Help Eliminating Deadly House Fires; 500 Volunteers Pitch-In For 16th Annual Hardee's “Rise ‘N Shine For Heat” - A Neighbors Helping Neighbors Project - Friday, February 12th


September 17, 2015
St. Louis County Helps Heatupstlouis.org Take A Bite Out of Old Man Winter – Early; A $150,000 Utility Assistance Grant

August 12, 2015
St. Louis Police Officers of St. Louis Police Department’s 12th Annual “Summer Cool Down” Luncheon - Not US

July 30, 2015
Official Responses From Cooldownstlouis.org Officials On Maida Coleman's Appointment

July 30, 2015
Gov. Nixon Appoints Ex-Senator Maida Coleman to the Missouri Public Service Commission, A Long-Time Heatupstlouis.org Board Member

June 19, 2015
Ameren Missouri Donates 540 ENERGY STAR® Air Conditioners to Cooldownstlouis.org for Distribution throughout Missouri’ Event also Unveils the Save Our Seniors (S.O.S) Project

April 24, 2015
Heatupstlouis.org Wants MO PSC to Deny Noranda Rate Decrease!

February 18, 2015
Heatupstlouis.org Encourages MO/IL Area Seniors, Disabled and Low-Income Households To Qualify for $400K In Additional Utility Assistance; Avoid Unsafe Methods of Heating Homes With Space Heaters, Stoves, Hotplates or Bar-B-Q Pits

February 17, 2015
Hardee's Rise 'N Shine for Heat Brings In $280,000 for Heat-Up St. Louis, Inc.

February 5, 2015
Heat-Up St. Louis Is Almost On Empty: 600 Volunteers Pitch-In For 15th Annual Hardee's “Rise ‘N Shine For Heat” -- A Neighbors Helping Neighbors Project


June 9, 2014
Ameren Missouri Donates 565 ENERGY STAR® Air Conditioners to Cool Down St. Louis

February 14, 2014
Heat-Up St. Louis Hits A Record High of $185,000, During The 14th Annual Hardee’s Rise and Shine for Heat Valentine’s Day Weekend Regional Fundraiser; And St. Louis City's Affordable Housing Commission Awards $155,000 Utility Assistance Funds

February 13, 2014
Heat-Up St. Louis Partners with Hardee’s Restaurants, St. Louis Media and 500 Volunteers to Bring Heat to the Needy


December 4, 2013
Cold Weather Alert Health Department Warns To Get Ready

August 27, 2013
Area Residents Cautioned about Increased Risks from Heat

June 11, 2013
Vatterott College Teams Up with Cool Down St. Louis: Launch Friday, June 21

June 11, 2013
Ameren Missouri Donates 240 ENERGY STAR® Air Conditioners to Cool Down St. Louis for Distribution throughout Missouri

February 7, 2013
Heat-Up St. Louis Hits A Record High of $125,000, During The 13th Annual Hardee’s Rise and Shine for Heat Fundraiser

February 7, 2013
Heat-Up St. Louis Is On Empty: 525 Volunteers and Hardee’s Sausage ‘N Egg Biscuits For $1.00 Will Help Their Winter Heating Efforts For the Needy


July 5, 2012
Home State Health Plan Cools Down St. Louis With $20,000 and Drops-Off 25 Brand New Air-Conditioners; Unveils “Keep On The Air,” Project for Seniors and Disabled

July 3, 2012
Lt. Governor Kinder urges precautions during Missouri’s heat wave
National Weather Service issues heat advisory for parts of state into the weekend

June 25, 2012
Heat-Up St. Louis Gives Top Honors to Ameren’s Thomas R. Voss

February 10, 2012
550 Volunteers Braved the Cold to Raise $95,000
The 12th Annual Hardee’s Rise and Shine for Heat-Up Fundraiser Collected 10% More Than Last Year

February 10, 2012
550 Volunteers Brave the Cold As Celebrity Greeters at the Hardee’s 12th Annual Rise and Shine For Heat-Up Fundraiser

February 6, 2012
Super Heat-Up Religious Collection Drive Makes a Plea to Area Congregations to Give “Dedicated to Rev. Earl E. Nance, Jr.” Kicks-Off Saturday, February 4, 2012


November 23, 2011
Ameren Missouri Provides A Gift of Warmth of $50,000 To Heat-Up St. Louis

July 17, 2011
Cool Down St. Louis Checks On Neighbors With St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay
Continues With Its Efforts, As Long As Utility Funding and Air-Conditioning Supplies Last

June 14, 2011
$22,500 In Emergency Donations Temporarily Replenish Utility and Air-Conditioners Efforts To Help (MO/ILL) Area Seniors and Disabled People Survive Oppressive Heat; Cool Down St. Louis  “Check On Your Neighbors” Expands to On-Line

February 11, 2011
Heat-Up St. Louis Obtains $237,000 In Grants and Donations During Hardee’s 10th Annual Hardee's Rise and Shine Event

February 4, 2011
497 Area Volunteers Help Area Needy During Bitter Winter: 10th Annual Hardee’s Rise and Shine For Heat Fundraiser


December 21, 2010
First Day of Winter Helps Heat-Up St. Louis With $15,000 In Two Contributions, Helping Needy With Heating Bills

November 19, 2010
Heat-Up St. Louis Shores Up Its Utility Efforts With $330,000 In Grants; Charity Unveils New Membership Drive and Other Preventive Initiatives

November 5 , 2010
Urgent Weather Advisory - Utility Assistance: Some Utility Funds Available, and Avoid Unsafe Methods of Heating Homes and Apartment…

June 29, 2010
Cool Down St. Louis Receives $25,000 Grant - 100% of Donations Go To Needy, Not For Staffing!

June 17, 2010
Vatterott Colleges in Missouri and Illinois Accepting Drop-Offs of New and Slightly-Used Air Conditioners Cool Down Making Public Plea for Utility Assistance Donations

June 16, 2010
Cool Down St. Louis’ Regional Efforts Bolstered AmerenUE 100 Air Conditioners and Area Vatterott Colleges Drop-Off Donated Units

February 11, 2010
400 Volunteers Help Rise and Shine For 10th Annual Hardee’s Rise and Shine For Heat Fundraiser - "Have A Heart…Heat A Home" – Helping Needy With Their Heating Bills

February 4, 2010
Super Bowl Heat-Up Religious Collection Drive
Makes a Plea to Area Congregations to Give

February 1, 2010
Hardee's 10th Annual Rise and Shine For Heat-UP Fundraiser Helps Area Seniors, and Poor Families Stay Safe and Warm - "Have A Heart...Heat A Home" During Hardee's 100% Donated Fundraiser

January 12, 2010
City of St. Louis and County Donors Give Big Boost to Heat-Up St.Louis
$300,000 in grants helps keep people safe and warm


August 13, 2009
Hardee's and FOX 2/KPLR Fundraiser Help Sick Kids and Small Children in Needy Households Stay Cool and Safe

July 6, 2009
Cool Down St. Louis Supports AmerenUE’s Clean Slate Program
But ...The Charity Will Aid In Down Payments ...

June 18, 2009
The S.O.S. Project,  (Saving Our Seniors)
Begins Its Summer Save the Lives of Seniors and the Disabled

February 13, 2009
Official Statement: Hardee’s Food Systems
Melanie DiLeo, Board Chairwoman, Heat-Up St. Louis

February 13, 2009
Hardee’s Valentine Weekend Fundraiser Exceeds It’s Goal, Raises $70,000 So Far, From the Annual Rise and Shine Heat-Up St. Louis Benefit to Help Area Poor, Seniors and Disabled People with Their Heating Bills.


December 28, 2008
Helping to keep the heat on in cold economic times

November 14, 2008
The Rams Boot Out Old Man Winter Heat-Up Fundraiser At The Dome, November 23, and Volunteers Pay Tribute to Fallen Firefighter Who Volunteered For Its Cause

October 6, 2008
First Heat-Up St. Louis Gala Benefit Raises $50,000 Starring Vocalists Kim Massie and Erin Bode

September 24, 2008
Powerful and Talented Vocalists Erin Bode and Kim Massie Donate Talents to Heat-Up St. Louis - For St. Louis Sisters Heating-Up St. Louis Community Gala Benefit, October 4th At Pierre's/Faust's Night Spot In The Hyatt Regency St. Louis Riverfront

August 5, 2008
Despite the Blistering Heat, $25,000, Raised From Cards Shake Our Cans/Cool Down St. Louis Benefit; Volunteers Distributed 5,000 AmerenUE/Cool Down St. Louis Check On Your Neighbors’ Cards

July 31, 2008
More Than 200 Volunteers from Area Firefighters, Citi and AmerenUE Brave The Deadly Heat To Take Special Collections For Seniors and the Disabled

July 12, 2008
The S.O.S. Project, Unveiled As A Regional Effort To Save the Lives of Seniors and the Disabled Before Cycle of Deadly Hot Weather Arrives in the St. Louis Region

June 24, 2008
Cool Down St. Louis Plans to Help Needy Flood Victims With A One-time Electric Utility Grant and Area Regional Leaders Feted For Supporting  Area Energy Assistance Projects

June 2, 2008
Area Young Democrats and Republicans Cease Political Fire Sponsors Annual Father’s Day, Take A Chance, Cool Down St. Louis Celebrity Softball Benefit

February 26, 2008
Heat-Up St. Louis and AmerenUE Begin New Partnership City of St. Louis Provides $400,000 In Energy Assistance Grants A Record-breaking $600,000 Raised in February for Heat-up St. Louis

February 15, 2008
Hardee’s 8th Annual Rise and Shine For Heat-Up St. Louis Fundraiser Draws Thousands and A Record-Breaking $75,000.00 Raised, So Far

February 14, 2008
More Than 300 Area Volunteers Help Rise and Shine for Heat-Up St. Louis - Helping Low-Income, ...


December 6, 2007
Heat-Up St. Louis Encourages A “Gift of Warmth” with Ameren/UE Donated Gift Certificate

December 3, 2007
Heat Up-St. Louis Establishes a Special Matching Fund Program to Supplement Liheap and Utilicare Funds

August 15, 2007
Blunt’s Show-Me Solutions Helps St. Louis Residents Beat the Heat

August 6, 2007
As Temperatures Heat Up, Cool Down St. Louis Gets Ready for Annual Weekend Fundraiser at Busch Stadium…

March 14, 2007
Macy’s Kicks Off Night Of Fashion By Hosting An INC International Concepts Party To Benefit Heat Up St. Louis.

February 28, 2007
ALIVE Magazine’s “GLOW” 2007 Spring Fashion Show with Designers from Macy’s proceeds to benefit Heat-Up St. Louis.

February 16, 2007
$65,000 Raised Today For 7th Annual Hardee’s Rise And Shine


November 24, 2006
The Rams Boot Out Old Man Boast 200 Area Volunteers and Firefighters Helping The Needy Stay Safe and Warm, This Winter At Edward Jones Dome, and Tailgate Parties In Downtown Area

July 5, 2006
Official Press Release Statement

February 14th, 2006
Annual Hardee's Rise and Shine For Heat May Be A Safety Net For Hundreds Recently Disconnected


November 18, 2005
MO Atty General Endorses Heat-Up St. Louis

November 17, 2005
Heat-Up St. Louis Works With MO Attorney General's Office To Help Protect Consumers During Heating Season and City of St. Louis Provides $100,000 Commitment to Help Its Needy Residents Stay Warm

August 1, 2005
"Shake Our Cans and Cool Down St. Louis" Fundraiser on August 5, August 6 and August 7

March 3, 2005
The Pasta House Co. "Buy A Flame, Heat A Home" Fundraiser for Heat-Up St. Louis Final Fundraising Efforts During Month of March

February 18, 2005
$50,000 Worth of Dough Rolls Into Heat-Up St. Louis

February 8, 2005
Hardee’s Rise and Shine Rolls In The Dough For Area Needy People Without Heating


December 17, 2004
PSC Task Force To Hold Meeting In St. Louis

December 15, 2004
Area Babies Help With Energy Assistance Messages and St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay Gives A $75,000 Grant to Heat-Up St. Louis For City Residents With High Heating Bills

November 8, 2004
Heat-Up St. Louis Hits $25,000 Goal With Rams Boot Out Old Man Winter

November 1, 2004
Heat-Up St. Louis Kicks-off Heating Help With Rams Boot Out Old Man Winter Fundraiser

October 25, 2004
Cardinals Rally On Washington Avenue Also Benefits Heat Up St. Louis, Helping the Needy With Winter Bills

June 25, 2004
Melanie DiLeo Becomes First Chairwoman To Head Heat-Up St. Louis The Regional Cooling and Heating Assistance Programs Garnered A Fundraising Record of $325,000, Aiding 12,500 Needy Individuals


October 20, 2003
Heat-Up St. Louis Doubles Its First Fundraiser

August 26, 2003
Cool Down St. Louis Invited to Greet the President at Air Force One With Missouri Congressional Delegation.

August 12, 2003
Best Buy and Haier Donate $25,000 Worth of Air-Conditioners In An Effort To Help Prevent Heat-Related Deaths and Illnesses in the St. Louis Region.

July 29, 2003
Cool Down St. Louis Co-Sponsors Art Benefit To Help Needy Stay Cool and Safe this Summer

May 6, 2003
Mayor Francis G. Slay Announces "Start-Up" Heating-Up St. Louis Grants As Down payments to Needy Electricity Households Wanting A Clean Slate with AmerenUEÕs Clean Slate Program.

March 5, 2003
Despite A Cold Winter Rain Area Hardee’s Customers Have A Heart and Helped Heat Homes by Raising $25,000 for the Rise and Shine for Heat-Up St. Louis Fundraiser

January 20, 2003
St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition Encourages Area Congregations to Adopt-A-Family During The Expanded Super Heat-Up Weekend Drive


December 24, 2002
Pass the Buck and Heat-Up St. Louis Winter Campaign Rolls Out

November 18, 2002
Laclede Gas’ Catch-Up/Keep-Up Program Robs Peter to Pay Paul and Hurts the Needy

November 18, 2002
Laclede Gas’ Catch-Up/Keep-Up Program Will Raise Rates for All Ratepayers

October 03, 2002
Regarding Missouri Public Service Commissions Approval of Laclede Gas Rate Hike Increase - only $1.80

August 16, 2002
Heat-Up St. Louis Is Concerned About AmerenUE Not Telling Customers About Dollar More Funds

August 14, 2002
Heat-Up St. Louis Opposes $36.1 Million Laclede Gas Rate Hike During Weakened Economy And Urges The Missouri PSC to Scrutinize Increases

August 14, 2002
Heat-Up. St. Louis Plans to File Objection to the Laclede Gas Catching-Up Program Through the Missouri Public Service Commission; Chairman J. Kim Tucci Calls Plan An Elaborate Scheme....

July 15, 2002
Cool Down St. Louis Solicits Aid of Area Clergy Coalition and Businesses To Execute A Three-Part Grass Roots Emergency Program To Win The Battle Against Heat-Related Deaths and Illnesses

July 01, 2002
Cool Down St. Louis Special Fundraising Effort At Busch Stadium Scores $10,000 in Donations and 10 Air-Conditioners And Shake Our Can Fundraiser is Extended to Next Tuesday At Area UMB Banks

June 25, 2002
Cool Down St. Louis Kicks-off Special Fundraising Effort At Busch Stadium In Honor of its Booster, The St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Darryl Kile.

April 28, 2002
Heat-Up St. Louis Distributes $18,000 From Final Fundraising Efforts for Winter 2002

March 04, 2002
The Hardee’s Rise and Shine for Heat And The Schnucks Scan and Give for Heat Fundraisers Give $33,000 to Heat-Up St. Louis, Inc.

January 28, 2002
St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition Invites 1,700 Area Congregations to Honor the Needy During Super Bowl Weekend With A Special Super Heat Weekend Collection

January 27, 2002
The Laclede Gas Request for a $36.1 Million Rate Hike Robs Money From the Area Needy Families, Who Are Still Paying Off Last Year’s Outrageous Heating Bills

January 14, 2002
J. Kim Tucci Named Chairman and Barbara A. Pacifico Named Vice President of the Board of Directors for Heat-Up St. Louis, Inc.


December 20, 2001

November 03, 2001
Announcement of Reduction of Gas Bills for St. Louis Area Is A Sham and Not Enough For Low-Income, Elderly, Disabled and Laid-off Workers . . . More Relief is Needed

October 30, 2001
Heat-Up St. Louis Executive Board Votes Unanimously to Oppose The Laclede Gas Company Proposed $39 million Rate Hike

October 02, 2001
The Emergency Rule by the Missouri Public Service Commission Helps Area Needy From Freezing to Death this Winter

September 14, 2001
Cool Down St. Louis Holding Last Summer Fundraiser This Saturday, September 15, For College Students, Has Raised More Than $25,000 To Help The Elderly And Disabled With Cooling Assistance

August 27, 2001
Back to School Blow-Out Fall Charity Hat Sale

July 07, 2001
Reverend Earl E. Nance, Jr., Elected to Board of Directors for Heat-Up St. Louis/Cool Down St. Louis and Named Chairman of Campaigns

July 05, 2001
Cool Down St. Louis Halts its Washington Avenue Emergency Hat Fundraisers Helping Missouri and Illinois Elderly and Disabled Stay Cool This Summer

May 25, 2001
Cool Down St. Louis Night At Busch

May 15, 2001
KTVI FOX2 Raised $10,000 for the Stay Cool, Be Cool Charity Hat Sale Helping Bi-State Area Senior and Disabled People Stay Cool This Summer

March 19, 2001
Heat-Up St. Louis Rolls Out Cool Down St. Louis and Helps about 3,000 Persons Stay Warm Last Winter

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