ST. LOUIS (Nov. 10, 2021) – Active local military families and veterans throughout Missouri are eligible for additional utility assistance from United Way 211 and Ameren Missouri. Together, the organizations are providing up to $25,000 in assistance through partnership with statewide Community Action Agencies.
"United Way 211 is proud to continue our long-standing partnership with Ameren Missouri and grateful for their efforts to help military families and veterans who have served and protected our country," said Michelle Tucker, president and CEO of United Way of Greater St. Louis. "Through this partnership, we can help even more families across our community and state meet their basic needs."
Since launching in 2018, the Ameren Missouri Veterans Fund has assisted 431 veteran and military households, totaling more than $121,000 in utility bill assistance statewide.
Our veterans, active-duty military members and their families sacrifice so much in the name of protecting our country. We are humbled by their service and proud to support these families who may need help paying their utility bills," said Tara Oglesby, vice president of customer experience for Ameren Missouri.
Veterans, active military members or their spouses are eligible to apply for assistance today. Eligible customers must be without service or have a disconnect notice for their Ameren Missouri utility bill. Interested applicants should call United Way 211 at 2-1-1 or 1-800-427-4626 to apply. A maximum of $600 per household is available to be used toward unpaid Ameren Missouri utility bills with proof of veteran or active military status.
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 132,000 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.
About United Way of Greater St. Louis
United Way of Greater St. Louis mobilizes the community with one goal in mind — helping people live their best possible lives. Located throughout 16 counties in Missouri and Illinois, United Way helps one in three people in the region build a foundation for a good quality of life through basic needs, financial stability, education, health and strong communities. For more information, contact 314-421-0700 or visit www.HelpingPeople.org.
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