Despite Freezing Cold, Less Volunteers and the COVID Pandemic Heatupstlouis.org Raised Almost $700,000 to Help Missouri and Illinois Needy Neighbors in Needy of Utilities
The 21st Hardee’s Rise and Shine for Heatupstlouis.org has been deemed a success, considering the bitter cold, less volunteers due to the COVID pandemic, and the fact that the Missouri and Illinois Hardee’s restaurants didn’t allow in-restaurant dining. The regional charity has raised almost $700,000, so far. Quick Drive-thru business and pre-orders did brisk revenues.
Area Hardee’s also will be asking for canister donations during the Valentine’s Weekend.
Heatupstlouis.org and local Hardee’s officials felt that the first-time, 20-day program of pre-orders of the Sausage biscuits and Egg biscuits for a special price of a $1, played a significant role in enhancing donation revenues.
Since its inception, Heatupstlouis.org, in its 21st year, has impacted the lives of about one million people in 35 Missouri and Illinois counties.
“Hardee’s team members did an exceptional job moving the product through the drive-thrus, at a record pace,” said Rev. Earl E. Nance, Jr., Chairman Emeritus and Corporate Treasurer.” This has been a tough last 12 months to raise funds. But today, the public truly has helped heat up the hearts of hundreds in need of utility assistance.”
These funds will be used throughout the greater St. Louis area for those who qualify for energy assistance. However, Heatupstlouis.org officials stressed that today’s funds may be exhausted by next month, (March), because the need is so great for utility help during the pandemic.