2023 Warmathon benefits 450 local families
Posted on: February 21, 2023
Dollar Energy’s Fund’s 15th annual Warmathon on February 16, raised $162,416 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 450 additional households (approximately 1,362 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 First National Bank (Presenting sponsor), Bill Few Associates and Aetna Medicare Solutions (Brought to You By sponsors), TriState Office Furniture (Call Center Sponsor), Levin Furniture (Tote Board Sponsor), Aquaguard, Cedarbrook Golf Club, CentiMark, Citizens, COIT Cleaning and Restoration, LeMont Restaurant, Nest Expressions, Seneca Resources, and True Value.
Those donating $180 or more became Neighborhood Heroes and were entered into a drawing to win free utilities for a year and other prize packages. A donation at this level, when combined with the utility matching funds, provides utility assistance for a household in need.
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, Carmi Express, COIT Cleaning and Restoration, Greater Pittsburgh Tree Service, IronRock Taphouse, Levin Furniture, Matt Mertz Plumbing, Napa Prime Chophouse, Nasco Roofing Oakmont Bakery, Off the Hook, Prime Gourmet, Sarris Candies, Smallman Street Deli, Swimming Pool Discounters, Tambellini Restaurant, Treats & Beans, Tudi Mechanical, and more!
The Warmathon has raised more than $3.7 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.
KDKA Radio’s Marty Griffin speaks with Dollar Energy Fund CEO Chad Quinn during the live broadcast of the 2023 Warmathon to benefit Dollar Energy Fund.