Through its Air Conditioner Giveaway Program, Ameren Missouri donated 150 ENERGY STAR® air conditioner units to Cool Down St. Louis, which will distribute them to disabled and elderly Ameren Missouri customers in the St. Louis region.
"Our Air Conditioner Giveaway Program focuses on helping ensure our most valuable customers are safe during the hot summer months," said Ameren Missouri Chairman, President and CEO Warner Baxter. "Owning an air conditioner or having access to one is a vital part of staying safe and cool when it's hot outside. As an additional part of the program, we're encouraging people who have air conditioners to use them when it's extremely hot. The few dollars it takes to run an air conditioner doesn't compare to protecting your heath and being safe."
Cool Down St. Louis and its partner agencies select recipients based upon poverty guidelines to determine qualification.
"Ameren Missouri continues to be an effective partner with Cool Down St. Louis by demonstrating a corporate spirit of giving to our seniors, people with disabilities, as well as by supporting other outreach and public education initiatives throughout the region," said Dennis Jenkerson, Chief of the St. Louis Fire Department and representative of the Greater St. Louis Area Fire Chief's Association.
Ameren Missouri has donated approximately 2,800 air conditioners in the seven years they have sponsored the program.
June 15, 2012