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Ameren Missouri contributes $25,000 to American Red Cross to support flood relief efforts, offers safety tips for customers
ST. LOUIS, May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameren Missouri has contributed $25,000 to the American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri to assist with relief efforts following record flooding in Missouri.
"Thanks to the generosity of philanthropic companies such as Ameren, the Red Cross is able to assist members of our community who have been impacted by the rising waters," said Cindy Erickson, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri. "Ameren continues to be a generous partner of the Red Cross and to the communities they serve. We are grateful for their continued support of our mission."
The contribution is part of the Ameren Cares initiative, which connects Ameren with the communities it serves through charitable giving and volunteering. A key focus of Ameren Cares is partnering with nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in Ameren's service territories.
"Our hearts go out to those affected by this latest flood," said Michael Moehn, president, Ameren Missouri. "Our crews have been working around the clock to safely assist customers affected by torrential rains, and we hope this donation will provide additional assistance."
Since 2015, Ameren Missouri has enhanced its system to improve reliability for customers during flooding events. The company also has developed detailed plans to ensure Ameren Missouri co-workers can safely get to and from energy centers experiencing road closures to ensure Ameren Missouri continues to generate the power necessary to meet customer needs.
"The recent floods have impacted and displaced many Ameren customers and employees," said Moehn. "We are fortunate to have the American Red Cross supply and coordinate outstanding relief efforts, and we are pleased to support them as they assist members of our community during this time of need."
FLOOD SAFETY TIPS
In the event of flooding in or around your home or business, call Ameren to have service turned off when the flood waters are likely to reach service equipment. Your service may also be turned off at the request of local authorities when flood waters threaten a community.
Safety Tips for Electric Equipment
About Ameren Missouri
About the American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri
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