February 12, 2021

Hannibal, Mo. – Individuals without heat or those without a home are facing tough

situations this weekend with temperatures below zero.

The Tri-County Alliance, a special project of the United Way of the Mark Twain Area,

launched its “Love Thy Neighbor” fund on Friday, February 12. Dollars donated to the

fund will be utilized to help shelter individuals in the community facing homeless

situations or those who do not have heat in their homes.

Currently in Hannibal there is no homeless shelter or any space that is open over night

as a warming center. Many community organizations have exhausted their funding that

helps pay for temporary stays in hotels.

Dollars in the Love They Neighbor fund will be utilized by the Tri-County Alliance during

inclement weather to keep individuals in a warm and safe space.

To donate to the fund individuals can visit and select “Love Thy

Neighbor” as the campaign they would like to support. Individuals can also send

payment to Tri-County Alliance at PO Box 81, Hannibal, Mo 63401 with “Love Thy

Neighbor” in the memo.

If individuals know of those facing homeless situations or are in a home with no heat,

they are encouraged to reach out to United Way at 573-221-2761.