Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder Press Releases
February 9, 2012
Lt. Governor Peter Kinder to help raise money for Heat-Up St. Louis
Event a great way ‘all of us can help give a boost’ to those in need, he says
ST. LOUIS – Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder will be among 400 volunteer “celebrity greeters” participating Friday in the 12th Annual Hardee’s Rise and Shine for Heat-Up benefit in the St. Louis area.
The greeters, who are public officials, social service agency representatives and civic and corporate leaders, will be at about 60 participating Hardee’s restaurants in and around St. Louis collecting money to help seniors, the disabled and low-income families with young children pay utility bills.
"This is a great way all of us can help give a boost to those in great need, and we know that need is greater than ever in this difficult economy," Lt. Governor Kinder said.
Kinder will be at three Hardee’s in St. Louis Friday: 4204 S. Broadway from 5:30-6 a.m., 5854 Oakland from 7-7:15 a.m., and 12004 Lackland Road from 7:45-8:15 a.m. In addition to the money collected, Hardee’s will donate $1 from every purchase of sausage and egg biscuits to the charity.
Heat-Up St. Louis officials have said a fall-off in donations this year has reduced the number of people the organization has been able to help this winter, although the need remains great. Kinder said he hopes Friday’s fundraiser will help to meet that need.
"Although it’s been a relatively mild winter so far, the requests for help continue to come in and far exceed donations at this point," he said. "Too many people are faced with the daunting choice between heating their homes and paying rent or buying groceries. I know the generous and good hearts of St. Louisians will shine through, and I expect this event will be a great success."
Since its inception, Heat-Up St. Louis has helped more than 275,000 people through public education, heating grants and referrals through its resource help hotline.