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Winter Warm Up Request-A-Thon Raises $109,869

Posted on: November 11, 2019

Through the combined effort of 3WS Pittsburgh and our supporters, the Winter Warm Up Request-A-Thon raised $109,869 to benefit Dollar Energy Fund and our neighbors in need. The amount raised will provide utility assistance to more than 915 Pittsburgh neighbors during this cold winter.

Our third Winter Warm Up Request-A-Thon took place on November 6 and 7, 2019. 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 and many were invited to talk live with the on-air talent Jonny Hartwell, Bonny Diver, Sheri Van Dyke, and Mike Frazer. A variety of donation incentives were also available during the event, such as autographed sports items, gift certificates and event tickets.

The success of our Winter Warm Up Request-A-Thon event would not have been possible without our generous sponsors, including Secure Money Advisors, Metropolitan Window Company, CW Electrical Services, 84 Lumber, Conti Law, Flynn’s Tire & Auto Service, Oakmont Bakery, Caliente Pizza & Draft House, and The Meadows Racetrack and Casino. 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 Total Sports Enterprises, Pittsburgh Penguins, Dormont Appliance, Wendell August Forge, Jones Turkey Farm, Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland and The Meadows Racetrack and Casino. 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. Their hard work brought this event to life as they rallied their listeners to help and we are so grateful for their generosity.

Click here to view more photos from the event.

If you’re interested in joining our efforts to keep Pittsburgh families warm, consider participating in our next fundraising event, Cool Down for Warmth on January 23 & 24, 2020.

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