During the coldest winter in years, can you imagine the fear of not having enough money to pay utility bills? No heat, no water to cook or drink, or no electricity. This could be happening in your neighborhood.
The 10th annual Newsradio 1020 KDKA Warmathon to benefit the Dollar Energy Fund, presented by Air Pro Heating & Cooling, takes place February 15th & 16th, from 7am to 1pm, to help our neighbors in need.
During the first nine years of the event, Warmathon has raised more than $2.9 million and has help more than 8,695 families in the greater Pittsburgh area.
Your support of Warmathon on February 15th & 16th will help even more families maintain or restore basic utility service this winter.
There are three ways to donate during the Warmathon:
- 1-888-745-1020 during the event
- Text WARM to 50555 to have a $10 donation added to your wireless bill. Message & data rates may apply.
- Mail a donation to Box 42329, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
- Click here to donate online
Your support helps families stay warm this winter.
The Warmathon helps hard working people who may be experiencing a setback and FirstEnergy’s Todd Meyers says the frigid weather has caused higher than normal energy bills and a lot of people are experiencing sticker shock.
But there are options for people that can’t afford this winter’s higher than normal bills.
“There are a lot of tools out there to help. The Dollar Energy Fund, the Warm Program, there’s a pretty good list of tools depending on what your situation is . . . we can always help at West Penn Power with creating a catch up plan . . . but we have to know that you have a problem,” said Meyers.
President and CEO of Peoples Natural Gas Morgan O’Brien says the Warmathon is a great way to help our neighbors that may need a little extra help.
“It’s hard to explain to folks but if you can get them over that mountain, that bump in the road, that challenge that they’re faced with, then they can continue on like most of us. We hear regularly from folks who had that help because of some issue they had, they couldn’t’ pay that bill, they’re now contributing into the Dollar Energy Fund helping others,” said O’Brien.
O’Brien says that have already had over 1,400 people reach out for help from the Dollar Energy Fund this winter.
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