Ameren donates air conditioners to Two Rivers
11 months, 1 week ago by Bob Gough
Company delivered the units to Quincy this weekend
Ameren Illinois is donating 50 window air conditioners Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials to help keep customers cool and safe this summer.
Two Rivers, which assists low-income families, veterans and the elderly, will distribute the units to qualifying individuals who meet Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) guidelines.
Overall, Ameren Illinois is donating 400 units to nine energy assistance agencies across its service territory.
The air conditioners are rated units that meet the strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy.
“We are so grateful to partner with Ameren Illinois on this important program. When the summertime heat and
humidity goes up, there is only so much a box fan and keeping your windows open can do,” said Becky Pruden,
director of Community Services Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials. “This wonderful donation
provided by Ameren Illinois is a blessing. It allows us to help individuals and families to stay cool this summer.”
The window units are being donated through the Ameren Cares program. Ameren Cares is an initiative that
connects Ameren Illinois with the communities it serves through charitable giving and volunteering.
“We started our Ameren Cares air conditioner giveaway last year and partnered with several energy
assistance agencies to provide air conditioners to some of our most vulnerable customers,” said Richard J.
Mark, president and CEO, Ameren Illinois. “This year we are continuing our efforts to provide much-needed
relief to low-income families, veterans and the elderly who are particularly susceptible to the heat."