Despite the Weather and Loss of Some Volunteers Due to Single Temps Heatupstlouis.org Raised, So Far $675,000, A 19% Increase Over 2019
Despite the very cold single temperatures which scared off some significant numbers of Illinois and Missouri volunteers, Heatupstlouis.org which kicked off its 20th anniversary and 20th year association with Hardee’s Rise and Shine for Heat benefit raised so far, $675,000, which is about a 19% increase over 2019, which was about $570,000.
Rev. Earl E. Nance, Jr., corporate treasurer of the bi-state charity attributes the increase to advance brisk pre-bulk sales orders of sausage biscuits and egg biscuits by area businesses and online donations.
Due to the deadly winter weather today, Hardee’s has extended it special canister collections only through this weekend, until Monday, February 17. Donations can also be made online at Heatupstlouis.org. 100% of all proceeds for this event will service the needy, as Ameren and Hardee’s underwrote adman expenses.
The charity wishes to thank the educational and awareness efforts of the St. Louis media. It has demonstrated a unique partnership in an effort to keep seniors, the physically disabled and low-income neighbors with small children connected to their area Illinois and Missouri utilities; in an effort to avoid unsafe methods of heating.
The final report for Hardee’s 20th Annual Rise and Shine for Heat on Valentine’s Day will be issued on Tuesday, February 18.