The St. Louis Chapter of the International Facility Management Association provided some warmth to the region’s needy this winter, providing donations of money, clothing and blankets at the organization’s holiday social in December.
Representing facility managers and suppliers who maintain the region’s commercial buildings, IFMA St. Louis presented a check for $1,000 to Heat Up St. Louis. The nonprofit organization builds awareness and provides resources to help those in need, especially the elderly and disabled, and needy families with critically ill children, avoid illnesses and deaths during the area’s winter season. IFMA St. Louis also funds the organization’s Cool Down St. Louis, which provides services and support to keep residents cool during the hot summer months.
IFMA St. Louis has supported the weather-related assistance programs for the past four years. The nonprofit organization helps defray the cost of energy to heat and cool residences, serving more than 300,000 area residents since the programs’ inception in 2000.
To further spread the warmth this holiday season, IFMA St. Louis members donated gloves, mittens, scarves, hats, ear muffs and blankets. These items were distributed to various charities that help keep the St. Louis region’s most vulnerable warm during the winter.