Winter Warm Up Request-A-Thon Raises $77,300

January 5th, 2018


Through the combined effort of 3WS Pittsburgh and our supporters, the Winter Warm Up Request-A-Thon raised more than $77,300 to benefit Dollar Energy Fund and our neighbors in need. The amount raised will provide utility assistance to approximately 215 Pittsburgh families and individuals who are struggling to stay warm during this cold winter.

Our Winter Warm Up Request-A-Thon took place on January 3 and 4, 2018. 94.5 3WS and Dollar Energy Fund teamed up to bring the community a fun, new way to help families in our region stay warm. Over the course of the two-day event, 3WS listeners took over the station with their song requests. In exchange for a donation, listeners could request any song and many were invited to talk live with the on-air talent Jonny Hartwell, Sheri Van Dyke, and Mike Frazer. A variety of donation incentives were also available during the event, such as restaurant gift certificates, autographed sports items, and event tickets.

The success of our Winter Warm Up Request-A-Thon event wouldn’t have been possible without our generous sponsors, including South Hills Auto, 84 Lumber, Metropolitan Window Company, CW Electric, Citizen’s Bank, Flynn’s Tire & Auto Service and Armina Stone. All donations were generously matched dollar-for-dollar by our utility partners, including Peoples Natural Gas, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Duquesne Light, and West Penn Power, a FirstEnergy Company. In addition, many bars and restaurants offered donation incentives, including The Melting Pot, Caliente Pizza & Draft House, Vue 412, Big Shot Bob’s, and Crafthouse Stage & Grill. All of these businesses share Dollar Energy Fund’s mission for assisting the limited-income community and we thank them so much for their unwavering support.

Dollar Energy Fund also wants to extend a big THANK YOU to the staff at 3WS and iHeart Pittsburgh. Their hard work brought this event to life as they rallied their listeners to help.

To view photos and video from the event, visit our Facebook page. If you’re interested in joining our efforts to keep Pittsburgh families warm, consider participating in our upcoming Cool Down for Warmth event on January 25 & 26, 2018.

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