Nearly 130 Ameren employees and their friends and family members will spend from 9 a.m. to noon (Oct. 15) volunteering at food banks, nurseries, wellness centers, shelters and in other settings to mark Ameren’s first-ever Community Connections Day.
This is a day to celebrate the volunteer spirit at Ameren. Organizations where employees will help with a range of projects in Missouri are in Arnold, Cape Girardeau, Columbia, the city of St. Louis, St. Charles City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County and Wentzville. Illinois projects are happening in Alton, Peoria, Quincy and Springfield.
Hear more and view a video about Ameren’s volunteer initiatives from Amy Meyers, managing supervisor, Human Resources, and coordinator of Community Connections Day at Ameren.com/GivingBack.
“All of us at Ameren are members of the communities we serve so we routinely volunteer for charities, civic organizations and youth groups,” said Ameren Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas R. Voss. “We are focused on making the cities and towns we serve better places to live, work and play. Ameren employees have a long history of volunteering and giving back to the communities where they live.”
"On an annual basis, Ameren employees support various organizations through hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours," said Voss. "Community Connections Day is a special day to celebrate that service and to create a day when we could all pitch in together to help worthy organizations. We hope to make this an annual event.”
Activities range from tending to flower beds for residents with developmental disabilities to reading stories and singing to small children. Community Connections Day volunteers will be preparing the food garden for winter at a senior center, where the elderly grow their own vegetables. They will be painting and washing windows at a day care center, organizing donations, helping build houses for Habitat for Humanity and cleaning up storm damage.
Agencies benefiting from volunteer help between 9 and noon on Saturday, Oct. 15 include: St. Louis Area Foodbank (Bridgeton); Jefferson County – NextStep for Life (Arnold, Mo.); St. Louis Crisis Nursery (North St. Louis County); St. Louis Crisis Nursery (St. Charles City); Habitat for Humanity St. Louis and Southside Wellness Center (both in St. Louis City); St. Louis Crisis Nursery (Wentzville).
In Illinois: Alton Day Care (Alton); the Arthritis Foundation (Peoria); Transitions of Western Illinois Campgrounds (Quincy); Sojourn Shelter (Springfield).
About Ameren: With assets of $23 billion, St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation owns a diverse mix of electric generating plants strategically located in our Midwest market, with a generating capacity of more than 16,500 megawatts. Through our Missouri and Illinois subsidiaries, we serve 2.4 million electric customers and nearly 1 million natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area. Our mission is to meet their energy needs in a safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. For more information, visit Ameren.com.
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Contacts: Brianne Vaught, 314.554.2738; Missouri, 314.554.2182; Illinois, 217.424.6400