ST. LOUIS (May 24, 2019) – Ameren Missouri has contributed $25,000 to the Central and Northern Missouri chapter of the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts following a tornado that ripped through Central Missouri, impacting Jefferson City and Eldon.
“Ameren continues to be a generous partner of the Red Cross and to the communities they serve," said Abigail Anderson, Executive Director of the Central and Northern Missouri chapter of the American Red Cross. "We are grateful for their continued support of our mission.”
The contribution is part of the AmerenCares initiative, which connects Ameren with the communities it serves through charitable giving and volunteering. A key focus of AmerenCares is partnering with nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in Ameren’s service territories.
“We believe in supporting the communities we serve,” said Michael Moehn, chairman and president, Ameren Missouri. “Our crews have been working around the clock to safely assist customers, and we hope this donation will provide additional assistance.”
Ameren Missouri is committed to restoring power for all of its customers as safely and as efficiently as possible. Crews have restored electric service to more than 15,000 customers across the state since severe storms and a tornado passed through the service territory Wednesday night. By the end of the day Friday, Ameren Missouri expects to have service restored to all customers in Eldon and 70 percent of customers in Jefferson City. More than 350 crew members are engaged in restoring service. Given the extent of the damage, the company expects restoration efforts to continue through Saturday in localized areas.
Storm updates are available in the Ameren Missouri newsroom.
About Ameren Missouri
Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than 100 years, and the company's electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. Ameren Missouri's mission is to power the quality of life for its 1.2 million electric and 127,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. The company's service area covers 64 counties and more than 500 communities, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit Ameren.com/Missouri, or follow us at @AmerenMissouri or Facebook.com/AmerenMissouri.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org.