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Ameren Missouri Donates 50 Air Conditioners and LED Light Bulbs to the Samaritan Center

Jefferson City, Mo.(June 7, 2019) – Every summer, some in the community struggle to stay cool as temperatures rise, especially seniors, the physically disabled and low-income families. That’s why Ameren Missouri is once again partnering with Cooldownmissouri.org, a not-for-profit public education and resource charity, to help vulnerable customers beat the heat this summer.

Today Ameren Missouri and Cool Down Missouri donated 50 energy efficient air conditioners and packages of LED light bulbs to the Samaritan Center in Jefferson City.

“Ameren Missouri is proud to partner with the Samaritan Center and the amazing work they do to help our region’s most vulnerable residents,” said Michael Moehn, chairman and president of Ameren Missouri. “Today’s donation will help Ameren Missouri customers, including seniors and low-income families with young children, to stay cool and safe this summer.”

The air conditioners are ENERGY STAR®-certified units, which means they meet high standards for energy efficiency and will cost less to operate. On average these air conditioners will cost less than a dollar a day to operate.

Cool Down Missouri, which stretches as far as the Missouri Bootheel and Jefferson City and Columbia, works with a consortium of more than 34 social service and governmental agencies in coordinating efforts to make sure utility bills are paid, and brand-new energy efficient air-conditioners are distributed to those who qualify.

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 on Twitter at @AmerenMissouri or Facebook.com/AmerenMissouri.

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