Winter Warm Up Request-A-Thon Raises $135,664

November 20th, 2020


Through the combined effort of 3WS Pittsburgh and our supporters, the Winter Warm Up Request-A-Thon raised $135,664 to benefit Dollar Energy Fund and our neighbors in need. The amount raised will provide utility assistance to more than 377 Pittsburgh families (1,131 neighbors) during this cold winter.

Our fourth Winter Warm Up Request-A-Thon took place on November 18 and 19, 2020. 94.5 3WS and Dollar Energy Fund teamed up to bring the community a fun 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 with the on-air talent Jonny Hartwell, Bonny Diver, Tall Cathy, and Mike Frazer. A variety of donation incentives were also available during the event, such as free turkeys, gift certificates, and a new furnace!

The success of our Winter Warm Up Request-A-Thon event would not have been possible without our generous sponsors, including Citizens Bank, First Commonwealth Bank, Ganley Toyota, 84 Lumber, First National Bank, Metropolitan Window Company, CW Electrical Services, Chaffin Luhana, Chip’s Dental, Flynn’s Tire & Auto ServiceThe Meadows Racetrack and Casino, and Southern Tier Brewing Co. All donations were generously matched dollar-for-dollar by our utility partners: Peoples Natural Gas, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Duquesne Light Company, and West Penn Power, a FirstEnergy Company. In addition, our Neighborhood Hero donation incentives were provided by Air Pro Heating & Cooling, Wendell August Forge, Jones Turkey Farm, Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland and The Meadows Racetrack and Casino. Refreshments were generously provided to staff and phone bank volunteers by Salem’s Market & Grill and Slice on Broadway. 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 over the years.

Dollar Energy Fund also wants to extend a big THANK YOU to the staff at 3WS and iHeart Pittsburgh for rallying their listeners to support our cause. They worked to keep everyone socially distanced and safe for this virtual fundraiser and we are so grateful for their accommodations.

If you missed our Winter Warm Up Request-A-Thon, you can always help a neighbor in need by visiting our website. All donations are matched dollar-for-dollar and 100% of funds go directly to assist families in need.

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