ST. LOUIS, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As communities impacted by Hurricane Florence continue to recover from the disaster, Ameren Corporation is providing assistance through a $25,000 donation to the American Red Cross for relief efforts.
"As an energy company responsible for providing safe and reliable power to millions of customers, we understand the importance of coming to the aid of other communities following severe weather," said Warner Baxter, chairman, president and CEO of Ameren Corporation. "Our thoughts are with the families and communities as they continue to work to repair the damage."
Ameren is an engaged partner in the electric industry's mutual assistance network through Edison Electric Institute, and available to help with workforce resources, while also providing financial donations when emergencies in other parts of the country occur. Most recently, Ameren provided resource aid when Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey devastated parts of the United States in 2017. Through the mutual Assistance network, Ameren Illinois and Ameren Missouri are eligible to ask for assistance from neighboring energy companies when a crisis occurs.
About Ameren Corporation
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 distribution and transmission service, as well as natural gas distribution service, while Ameren Missouri provides vertically integrated electric service, with generating capacity of over 10,200 megawatts, and natural gas distribution 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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