Despite Inflation and Tough Times For Many Metro Are Residents, Hardee’s 23rd Annual Rise and Shine For Heat Project Raises a Record $900,000, A 29% Increase Over Last Year
The 23rd Annual Hardee’s Rise and Shine for Heatupstlouis.org Benefit has been deemed a success so far, considering inflation. The regional charity has raised a record breaking $900,000, so far TO DATE. That is a 29% increase compared to $700,000 last year. Heatupstlouis.org officials said that the revenue came from the efforts of 600 volunteers; generous donors; the sale of Hardee’s Sausage biscuits and Egg biscuits; special grants, along with a month-long bulk pre-order program in January targeted at area corporations, and associations. This year’s campaign theme was “Have a Heart…Heat A Home.”
Area Missouri and Illinois participating Hardee’s also will be taking special canister donations now through the weekend and ending on Monday afternoon, February 13.
Since its inception, Heatupstlouis.org, in its 23rd year has impacted the lives of more than 1.6 million people in 44 Missouri and Illinois counties and has raised more than $43 million. People can still donate securely at Heatupstlouis.org or drop-off cash or check donations to any UMB Bank Center, or send donations to Heat-Up St. Louis, Inc., c/o UMB Bank, P.O. Box 868, St. Louis, MO 63188.
These funds will be distributed throughout the greater St. Louis metropolitan area for those who qualify for energy assistance and who may not qualify In Missouri or Illinois for LIHEAP and other federal programs. However, Heatupstlouis.org officials stressed that today’s funds may be exhausted by April of this year because of the increased living costs and the higher demands for many low-to-moderate income families and individuals, seniors and the physically disabled. For more information, to get help, it’s Heatupstlouis.org.