St. Louis, MO: With an anticipated increase of some home heating sources by more than 25%, Heat-Up St. Louis, a regional, not-for-profit energy assistance charity covering 17 Missouri and Illinois Counties, helping seniors, disabled and needy households with small children stay warm each winter, held its first annual community gala — “The St. Louis Sisters, heating-up St. Louis.” benefit this past weekend. Vocalists Kim Massie and Erin Bode donated their talents, and the Hyatt donated the Faust’s/Pierre’s space, food and beverages, and AmerenUE provided a small grant, so that 100% of all ticket sales will support the efforts of the all-volunteer charity. With only a three-week window, the sold out charitable event raised $50,000, which included a special auction hosted by chair emeritus J. Kim Tucci.
Despite a Bad COVID Economy, The 22nd Annual Hardee’s “Rise and Shine For Heat” Benefit, Raises So Far, $600,000 A 300% Increase Over It’s Campaign Goal
More than 500 Missouri and Illinois volunteers along with the sale of thousands of Sausage biscuits and Egg biscuits helped raise $600,000 so far. Due to a weakening economy, the 2022 Rise and Shine goal was set at $200,000. The public response has overwhelmed Heatupstlouis.org officials, because the $600,000 so far represents a 300% increase […]
Heatupstlouis.org and Community Help to Eliminate Homelessness and Deadly House Fires; Volunteers To Brave Winter Weather For 22nd Annual Hardee’s “Rise and Shine For Heat” Benefit, Friday, February 11 During Breakfast
Since Heatupstlouis.org’s inception almost 22 years ago, it has impacted the lives of about one million people throughout Missouri and Illinois. This year with the economic and health challenges continued by the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for energy assistance has skyrocketed. In addition, to the increase in usage of energy this winter due to more […]
“It’s very scary out there, because we are seeing more and more people who live paycheck-to-paycheck falling into the regional safety net,” said the Reverend Earl E. Nance, Jr., chair emeritus and treasurer of the regional not-for-profit advocacy, and energy assistance charity, Heatupstlouis.org covering Missouri and Illinois. “Many households have been economically decimated as both […]