Buy a fridge, save money, energy and homeless

It’s a win-win-win.

With the purchase of certain new refrigerators, dehumidifiers, or clothes washers, you can earn not only cash back and better energy efficiency, but you can help homeless people to boot.

A rebate program from Minnesota Power’s Energy Star appliances helped raise “a significant contribution” for the United Way’s St. Louis County Ending Homelessness Program, said a news release today.

For every qualifying purchase, Minnesota Power customers were eligible to receive a $2 to $50 rebate and the United Way receives a $1 to $25 contribution to the homelessness program.

A news conference at 1 p.m. this afternoon at Eastridge Community Church, 3727 Arrowhead Rd., will reveal the amount of that “significant contribution.”