Stephen King really covers all the bases. As AP reports, King has helped to raise money to help low-income residents of Maine pay their winter heating bills:
King announced last month that his foundation would match up to $70,000 if listeners of the three Bangor-area radio stations he owns donated that amount, for a total of $140,000.
Listeners donated $24,000, the Lerner Foundation pitched in $46,000 and the foundation kept its promise.
On-air personality Pat LaMarche says an anonymous Californian then promised another $50,000, if King matched it. The Maine native agreed, bringing the total to over $240,000.
But King also supports the president who vowed in 2008 to do everything he can to keep their energy costs as high as possible — the one campaign promise he’s kept. If only there was a presidential or vice-presidential candidate who ran on a platform in 2008 of reducing energy costs…