Ameren Illinois donated 450 window air conditioner units to eight local energy assistance agencies across Central and Southern Illinois to help residents beat the heat this summer.
The agencies distributed the air conditioners to income-qualified customers, as well as seniors and people with disabilities. The ENERGY STAR®-certified air conditioning units meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy.
“The safety of our customers is paramount,” said Ameren Illinois President Richard Mark. “We are proud to partner with impactful organizations to assist those who may be vulnerable to the effects of extreme summer temperatures.”
The air conditioner donations were made possible through the Ameren Cares program, which connects Ameren Illinois with the communities it serves through volunteering and charitable giving.
Agencies in the following locations received window air conditioner units:
Danville – East Central Illinois Community Action
Peoria – Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity
Decatur – Decatur Macon County Opportunities Corporation
Quincy – Two Rivers Regional Council
Murphysboro – Western Egyptian Economic Opportunity Council
Alton – Madison County Community Development
East St. Louis – Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation
East St. Louis – Catholic Urban Programs
Ameren Illinois has donated more than 2,100 air conditioners since the program began in 2013.
About Ameren Illinois
Ameren Illinois delivers energy to 1.2 million electric and 816,000 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.