ST. LOUIS – Heat Up St. Louis collected a record $165,000 during the 14th annual Hardee's Rise and Shine for heat regional fundraiser.

The organization teamed up with Hardee's, selling $1 sausage and egg biscuits. All proceeds go to helping seniors, disabled, and low-income families with utility bills in Missouri and Illinois.

At $165,000, Heat Up St. Louis raised 32 percent more money over last year's $125,000.

Collections will continue through the weekend through Heat Up St. Louis' website.

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