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Winter Warm Up Request-A-Thon Raises $150,492

Posted on: November 4, 2021

The Winter Warm Up Request-A-Thon raised $150,492 to benefit Dollar Energy Fund and our neighbors in need, thanks to the combined effort of 3WS Pittsburgh and our supporters across the region. The amount raised will provide utility assistance to more than 425 Pittsburgh families (approx. 1,275 neighbors) during this cold winter.

Our fifth Winter Warm Up Request-A-Thon took place on November 3 and 4, 2021. 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 gift certificates, game tickets, a spa package, 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, Ganley Toyota, 84 Lumber, North Shore Tavern, First National Bank, Metropolitan Window Company, CW Electrical Services, Chaffin Luhana, Flynn’s Tire & Auto Service, and McNabb Plumbing. All donations were generously matched dollar-for-dollar by our utility partners: Peoples, 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, Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland, Peace, Love, and Little Donuts, and the Avalon Grand Resort in Warren, OH. Lunch and refreshments were provided to staff and phone bank volunteers by North Shore Tavern and Michelob Ultra. All of these businesses share Dollar Energy Fund’s mission for assisting the limited-income community. Many of them return to support this campaign year after year, 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 for rallying their listeners to support our cause.

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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