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Ameren Missouri Pledges $2.9 Million in Energy Assistance

Ameren Missouri continues its commitment of helping those in need by donating $2 million to Dollar More, which provides energy assistance funding to 39 agencies, including the United Way. Dollar More is an energy assistance program designed to help individuals, families and the elderly in our community pay their energy bill.

In addition to donating to Dollar More, Ameren Missouri has also donated $600,000 in energy assistance funding to several agencies throughout St. Louis city and county not affiliated with Dollar More.

Ameren Missouri’s commitment to helping people in need also extends to July’s donation of $200,000 to Missouri military families in need of energy assistance and June’s donation of 600 air conditioners (valued at $100,000) to agencies throughout Missouri. The agencies later distributed the air conditioners to low-income individuals and families, elderly and disabled customers throughout Ameren Missouri’s service area.

Customers who are in need of energy assistance can use the online Agency Assistance Finder at AmerenMissouri.com to find a list of agencies in their zip code. They may also call Ameren Missouri customer service at 800.552.7583 or the United Way at 211 or 800.427.4626.

“The recent weeks of extremely high temperatures have made the use of air conditioners and fans a safety issue,” explains Michael Moehn, senior vice president, Customer Operations. “We are encouraging our customers to continue to take steps to stay cool during this excessive heat wave. We’re making energy assistance funds available to help our customers pay their bills and stay safe in the heat.”

Moehn notes helping customers who need assistance in paying their energy bills is the reason why Dollar More exists. Ameren Missouri also offers a variety of programs to help customers manage their electric utility account, including Customer Assistance, Energy Advisor, ActOnEnergy.com and easy payment options.

Customers who want to support the program can check the Dollar More box on their utility bill. One dollar is added each month to their bill to help fund the program. All donations go to families who need assistance in the Ameren Missouri service area. Every tax-deductible contribution assists Ameren Missouri customers through a network of human services agencies. The United Way of Greater St. Louis and Ameren Missouri share the administrative costs for the program. Therefore, 100 percent of all donations benefit individuals and families in need.

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CONTACT: Missouri Communications, 314.554.2182, missouricommunications@ameren.com