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Eat for Heat: Burger night aims to keep people warm

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

The Dubuque Eagles Eyes on the Future Committee in Dubuque served up burgers Friday evening with the goal of keeping people warm.

It was a part of a eat for heat event which took place at Dubuque's Eagle Club 568. A type of burger night held by the Dubuque Eagles Eyes on the Future Committee, where every individual who purchased a burger, 50/50 raffle tickets, and tip money was donated to the Black Hills Cares program.

The Black Hills Cares program will match the funds donated to them and give them to Operation: New View in Dubuque. An agency that will then use the money to assist low-income families with energy assistance to stay warm during these cold winter months.

Beck Jenkins works at Operation: New View. She also was at Friday's event.

"It's very cold winters here. We do have the memorandum if they [low-income families] Sign up for our low-income energy assistant program, but sometimes they do need a little extra help," Jenkins said. "We have events like this, to keep our neighbors warm and we are able to get donations from families and from businesses through events like this. That way we can really go that extra mile to get these families where they need to be."

Through the burger night alone, members of the Dubuque Eagles Eyes on the Future Committee say they raised more than $500. That total will then be given to the Black Hills Cares program, who will match the funds and donate to Operation: New View in Dubuque.

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