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Local nonprofits work with Ameren employees to promote National Volunteer Month Projects

ST. LOUIS, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 30 St. Louis-area nonprofit organizations have been invited today to Ameren headquarters in downtown St. Louis to share their missions and provide volunteer opportunities as part of Ameren's third annual Volunteer Fair.

Ameren Cares partners with nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in Ameren's service territory in Illinois and Missouri.

In addition, as part of National Volunteer Month, Ameren employees will lead more than 30 volunteer projects throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area and central Missouri as well as Springfield, Peoria and Decatur in Illinois. The volunteer projects include gardening, community clean-ups and painting for a variety of social service organizations.

Since 2012, more than 350 volunteer projects have been completed by Ameren employees and their friends and families to benefit community organizations.

These initiatives are part of "Ameren Cares," which connects Ameren with the communities it serves through charitable giving and volunteering. A key focus of Ameren Cares is to partner with nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in Ameren's service territory in Illinois and Missouri.

Nonprofits attending the fair today include Annie's Hope, Girl Scouts of Gr. St. Louis, Great Circle/Edgewood Center, Habitat for Humanity, International Institute, Junior Achievement, Kingdom House, Memory Care Home Solutions, Mid-East Area Agency on Aging, Neighborhood Houses, OASIS, Operation Food Search, Places for People, PRIDE St. Louis Inc., Provident Counseling, Rebuilding Together, Ready Readers, Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army, St. Patrick Center, Support Dogs, USO, United Way of Greater St. Louis, Urban League, Variety and World Bird Sanctuary.

"Ameren's mission, to power the quality of life, is reflected in the countless volunteer hours donated by our co-workers to strengthen the communities we serve," said Warner Baxter, chairman and chief executive officer of Ameren.  "Strong communities foster better schools, encourage investment and generate economic growth."

St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric delivery and transmission service as well as natural gas delivery service while Ameren Missouri provides vertically integrated electric service, with generating capacity of over 10,200 megawatts, and natural gas delivery service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops regional electric transmission projects. Follow the company on Twitter @AmerenCorp. For more information, visit Ameren.com.

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