The bi-state area’s heatupstlouis.org, an all-volunteer, utility assistance, education and advocacy charity recently announced that so far, its annual Missouri and Illinois fundraiser has broken an all-time record.
It has raised $280,000 from the generosity of the public who dropped off donations to 650 volunteers, serving as greeters at area Hardee’s restaurants on Friday, February 13, 2015. This fundraising effort raised about 50% more versus the 2014 campaign. In addition 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the Hardee’s Sausage ‘N Egg biscuits, went to the regional charity to help qualified seniors, disabled and low-income people with their high winter heating bills. Monies collected in specific MO/IL counties will remain there to help qualified needy residents through the heatupstlouis.org social service network.
“We are overjoyed with the generosity of the public, Hardee’s, the ‘caring’ St. Louis media, and the volunteers for helping to keep their neighbors warm,” said Melanie DiLeo, Chairwoman, Board of Directors, Heat-Up St. Louis. “Without neighbors helping neighbors, we could experience more health and safety issues, as being without a heating source continues to be very dangerous.”
If anyone wishes to make a larger tax-deductible donation, they may do so by logging onto www.heatupstlouis.org or sending a check or money order to HEAT-UP ST. LOUIS INC., c/o UMB BANK, P.O. Box 868, St. Louis, MO 63188.
Heatupstlouis.org is taking requests from qualified seniors, disabled and low-income households by logging onto www.heatupstlouis.org or by calling the automated hotline at 314-241-7668.