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
KTVI FOX 2’s sponsorship of the first summer fundraiser for Cool Down St. Louis held several weekends ago, raised $10,000.00 to aid in the purchase of new air-conditioners and pay for high electric bills for some Missouri and Illinois senior and disabled residents beginning this June.
Even though the FOX 2 sponsorship of the Stay Cool, Be Cool Charity Hat Sale is over, the board of directors of Cool Down St. Louis has continued to sponsor each Saturday, (except for Memorial Day Weekend) an Emergency Summer Saturday Hat Festival.
The new nonprofit cooling organization also has accepted the endorsement of St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Darryl Kile and the Reverend Earl E. Nance, Jr., president of the St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition. The pair will soon be seen in a series of public service television announcements promoting Cool Down St. Louis’ Emergency Summer Saturday Hat Festivals, and requesting direct-tax deductible donations which can be made to Cool Down St. Louis, c/o Truman Bank, P.O. Box 9330, St. Louis, MO 63117.
So far the Heat-Up St. Louis organization and its Cool Down summer efforts have raised more than $100,000 and helped almost 3,000 people.