14th annual Warmathon gives heat to 564 families
Posted on: February 18, 2022
Dollar Energy’s Fund’s 14th annual Warmathon on February 17, raised $203,328 during the radio-based fundraiser hosted on KDKA Radio (100.1 FM and AM 1020 KDKA). The effort will provide heat-related utility assistance to 564 additional households (approximately 1,692 neighbors) through Dollar Energy Fund’s Hardship Program.
All donations were matched dollar for dollar by Dollar Energy Fund’s utility partners, which includes Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Duquesne Light Company, FirstEnergy and Peoples. Marty Griffin, KDKA Radio host, led the on-air efforts and appealed to listeners, asking them to make a donation in support of the cause. The Warmathon was sponsored by Agora Cyber Charter School, Bill Few Associates, CentiMark, Citizens, COIT Cleaning and Restoration, First National Bank, LeMont Restaurant, Seneca Resources, True Value, and Zerorez.
This year, more than 215 individual donors became Neighborhood Heroes with a donation of $180 or more. A donation at this level, when combined with the utility matching funds, provides utility assistance for a household in need. All Neighborhood Heroes are also entered into a drawing to win free utilities for a year.
Warmathon donors at various support levels were also eligible to receive a variety of incentives throughout the day, including gift certificates and services from event sponsors and entrance into raffles for prizes. Dozens of incentives were offered from Candelore’s Barking Beauties, Cuccaro Plumbing, Cucina Bella, COIT Cleaning and Restoration, EAS Roofing, Levin Furniture, Matt Mertz Plumbing, Metropolitan Windows, Mr. Waterheater, Napa Prime Chophouse, Oakmont Bakery, Off the Hook, Prime Butcher, Sarris Candies, Salon Vivace, Smallman Street Deli, Tambellini Restaurant, Totin’s Diner, and more!
The Warmathon has raised more than $3.5 million for local, limited-income families since 2009.
Donations to support the Warmathon are still be accepted. Those wishing to contribute can do so by mailing a check to Dollar Energy Fund at Box 42329, Pittsburgh, PA 15203; or by visiting www.warmathon.com.