FOX 2, News 11 Receive Grand Slam Leadership Award

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – News 11 and FOX 2 are proud to have been honored on Friday with the Grand Slam Leadership Award by Heat Up St. Louis and its summer program, Cool Down St. Louis.

The Leadership Award is the charity’s highest honor and was presented only to News 11 and FOX 2 for what Heat Up St. Louis calls “extraordinary leadership in news, weather and public service during the 2012 winter heating and summer cooling seasons.”

FOX 2’s John Pertzborn and Mary Hill gladly accepted the award for both stations.  Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and other government officials were on hand for the ceremony.

Heat Up/Cool Down received over $1.2 million in donations in 2012 to help senior, disabled, and low-income families with heating and cooling assistance.  Heat Up St. Louis has helped more than 300,000 St. Louis area residents in its 13-year history.

If you would like to donate or adopt a senior this summer, visit Cool Down St. Louis.org or send funds to c/o UMB Bank, P.O. Box 868, St. Louis, MO, 63188.

Qualified low-income residents who need assistance should visit Cool Down St. Louis.org or call 314-241-7668 to get more information.