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9/14/2001

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

Cool Down St. Louis, the cooling arm of the non-profit energy assistance program Heat-Up St. Louis, is sponsoring the Back to School Blow-Out Fall Charity Hat Sale, on Saturday, September 15, 2001 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at 318 North Euclid Avenue in the Central West End in St. Louis. There are more than 1,500 summer, fall and winter hats and caps of all styles to choose from, and they will be going for a donation $5 dollars per hat for area college students only.

This is the last fundraising event for the charity's summer program as they begin to turn their attention on their heating assistance program. Cool Down St. Louis will distribute every dollar raised to area social service and community action agencies in Missouri and Illinois. The charities will provide cooling grants to at-risk elderly and disabled residents in an effort to maintain or restore electricity, or purchase or repair air-conditioners.

Heat-Up St. Louis, which has raised more than $25,000 for its summer program efforts and has helped more than 400 people with cooling assistance, will be announcing the plans for its winter program for 2001-2002 in November. Direct donations can be made to Heat-Up St. Louis, c/o Truman Bank, P.O. Box 9330, St. Louis, MO 63117.


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