Freezin' For A Reason
U93's Freezing For A Reason! - Helping raise money for United Way's Team Heat - which provides local families in St. Joseph County with heating and utility assistance during the winter months.
Artimis will be living in the parking lot of Martin's -Erskine Plaza all weekend long, Freezin' For A Reason. Stop by and dontate with either cash or credit card or dontate here online
Join Us at Martin's - Erskine Plaza for
Cookies For A Cause!
Saturday, November 16 from 10am-5pm
Sunday, November 17 from11am-4pm
Decorate your own cookies and help a great cause!
$3.00 includes 3 sugar cookies and 1 cup of hot chocolate
All proceeds benefit TEAM HEAT, a United Way project that
provides families with heating assistance and education
during the cold Michiana winters.
Martin’s Super Markets • 926 Erskine Plaza
South Bend • 574-291-3571
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – U93 is hosting Freezin’ for a Reason, an event that will benefit United Way of St. Joseph County’s (UWSJC) Team HEAT (Home Energy Assistance Team) program. All proceeds collected at the event will go toward the Team HEAT program, which provides local families in St. Joseph County with heating and utility assistance during the winter months.
Freezin’ for a Reason will take place on the weekend of Nov. 15, beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 and ending at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17. U93's Artimis will be on-site for the weekend at Martin’s Supermarket at Erskine Plaza on Ireland Road. He will be broadcasting live from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. A final wrap-up of the event will take place during The Rob Show in the morning on Monday, Nov. 18.
“Giving back to the community is a huge part of who we are at U93,” said Artimis. “I couldn’t be happier to spend a weekend giving back in a way that will have positive, lasting effects on families in St. Joseph County.” Artimis will be staying outside and broadcasting from the parking lot of Martin’s Super Market. “I hope that by spending an entire weekend in the cold, we can highlight how big the need is in our community for people to have the help they need to heat their homes.”
Team HEAT matches each $50 clients pay toward their monthly heating bills. Its goal is to provide families with heat in the winter months, financial education and five months of help from a personal case coordinator. These support systems lead to year-round utility services and a better understanding of maintaining a budget for related monthly expenses.
With a total of 1,946 service entries last season, Team HEAT assisted 283 unduplicated low to moderate income households at or below 250% of poverty for a 5-month period.
Served by this great program were also 311 children, 353 adults and 80 seniors, totaling 744 individuals. For the first time, 100% of the clients served during the 2012/2013
Team HEAT season maintained their services. While UWSJC helped so many people last year, there were other community members who were not able to be helped due to lack of financing, which is why U93 created Freezin’ for a Reason. By partnering with U93, UWSJC hopes to increase awareness of Team HEAT and gain more support for it’s services so families in the community can stay warm this winter.
A table will be set up on-site for UWSJC Team HEAT volunteers where donations will be collected, which can be cash or electronic, or you can donate online at www.uwsjc.org.
If you would like more information or would like to volunteer for Team HEAT, please contact Dawn Chapla, Director of Labor and Financial Stability at UWSJC, at (574) 232-8201, ext. 228 or at email@example.com.
United Way of St. Joseph County is a nonprofit organization working to advance thecommon good by focusing on education, income and health. It works closely with local agency programs to meet the community needs of St. Joseph County.