For the customer who signs up for the Ameren Direct Pay Program between Nov. 1 and Jan. 31, the payment will go to The Salvation Army unit in the area where the customer lives.
"Linking Salvation Army holiday fund drives with direct pay allows us to help the less fortunate by using the growing popularity of this convenient way of paying bills," said Rainwater. Signing up for direct pay means a customer doesn't have to write a check, find an envelope or buy a stamp. This program allows customers to pay their bills automatically from designated checking or savings accounts.
"Signing up now is a win-win situation," Rainwater added. "Customers get an easy way to pay their utility bills; the Salvation Army chapters across our service area get $10 donations."
Customers can get a brochure to enroll in the Ameren Direct Pay Program by calling the number on their bills. Information about direct pay and other payment options is also available through the company's Web site-- www.ameren.com.
Ameren serves 2.3 million electric customers and 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area of Missouri and Illinois.
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