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Ameren Illinois Donation Helps Illinois Residents Beat Summer Heat
500 energy efficient air conditioners will be distributed through local community action agencies

COLLINSVILLE, ILL (JUNE 13, 2023) – In an effort to help residents stay cool and safe this summer, Ameren Illinois is donating 500 ENERGY STAR®-rated window air conditioners to community action agencies across the state. The agencies will distribute the units to their local client families and individuals who meet Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) guidelines, including veterans and those with disabilities.

Agencies receiving units are:

  • Crosswalk in West Frankfort
  • East Central Illinois Community Action Agency in Danville
  • Empowerment Opportunity Center in Decatur
  • Madison County Community Development in Edwardsville
  • Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity
  • St. Clair County Community Action Agency in Belleville
  • Two Rivers in Quincy

"Beyond comfort, many of our clients need air conditioning for health and safety reasons," said Richard Stubblefield, Executive Director of the St. Clair County Community Action Agency, "Ameren Illinois' generous donation will have a huge impact on those most in need."

"We understand the summer heat can be challenging for some customers and we hope these air conditioner units will help assist some of our most vulnerable customers," said Brian Leonard, senior director of Government and Community Relations for Ameren Illinois. "The units we are donating are energy efficient allowing customers to stay cool and safe, while managing their bill."

Since 2013, Ameren Illinois has donated more than 3,000 air conditioners to residents across its service territory. Energy Assistance programs are also available to assist Ameren Illinois customers. Please visit amerenillinois.com/energyassistance for more details.

About Ameren Illinois
Ameren Illinois delivers energy to 1.2 million electric and more than 800,000 natural gas customers throughout central and southern Illinois. Our service territory covers more than 1,200 communities and 43,700 square miles and our mission is to power the quality of life. For more information, visit AmerenIllinois.com. Follow us on Twitter @AmerenIllinois and Facebook.