The St. Louis Chapter of the International Facility Management Association celebrated the reason for the season by donating money and clothing to keep the region’s most vulnerable warm during the often bitter winter. The donations were made during the organization’s holiday social on Dec. 1.
Representing facility managers and suppliers who maintain the region’s commercial buildings, the organization 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 bitter 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 three year. More than 300,000 area residents have received energy assistance since the programs’ inception in 2000.
Members did more to ensure others less fortunate in the area stay warm this winter. They donated gloves, mittens, scarves, hats, ear muffs and blankets. These items will be distributed to various charities that help keep the St. Louis region’s most vulnerable warm during the winter.
IFMA St. Louis offers its members a learning and networking environment among its diverse membership, and supplies its members with the tools to achieve their professional goals. Started in 1985, IFMA St. Louis has more than 250 members representing small and Fortune 500 companies throughout the region.