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

Today, (December 21) at 10:00 a.m. in St. Louis City Hall, Mayor Francis Slay, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, and Reverend Earl E. Nance accepted much needed donations on the first day of winter to help area seniors, the disabled and low-income families with small children with their delinquent heating bills, thus keeping them warm and safe this winter.

This winter 2010-11, the all-volunteer, regional, not-for-profit utility assistance charity has embarked on a membership drive to help bolster extra donations due to federal and state energy assistance cutbacks.  The memberships are 100%  tax-deductible and maybe made on-line at www.heatupstlouis.org.  They range from $30 to $5,000.

Today officials with CH2M Hill will make a $5,000 Good Samaritan donation to the all-volunteer charity, and Peabody Energy has announced a Corporate Good Neighbor donation of $10,000 for public education, and emergency assistance.

Officials with Heat-Up St. Louis are concerned with the rash of house fires, often due to people using unsafe methods of heating their homes. This year, at least two people have dead in heat-related accidents. 

The donations of $15,000 can help about 105 needy people in about 15 Missouri and Illinois counties.  Heat-Up St. Louis is encouraging the public and area corporations to consider it for ‘year-end’ contributions by sending donations to Heat-Up St. Louis, Inc., c/o UMB Bank, P.O. Box 868, St. Louis, MO 63188 or through its secured website, at www.heatupstlouis.org.

For more information, about Heat-Up St. Louis memberships log onto its official website at www.heatupstlouis.org.

100% of all public donations are strictly used for servicing the needy, and since its inception 10 years ago, Heat-Up St. Louis has impacted the lives of more than 220,000 people.

(People Needed Assistance go on-line or call 241-7668)

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