Ameren Missouri Assists Veterans
Ameren Missouri and United Way 2-1-1, in partnership with statewide Community Action Agencies, have established an assistance fund of $50,000 to help active military families and veterans throughout Missouri pay their energy bills.
The fund is part of Ameren Missouri’s Energy Outreach Program for utility assistance that was announced last year. The three-year plan will provide $5 million in support to nonprofit agencies to help customers in need throughout the state of Missouri with their utility payments.
“United Way 2-1-1 is proud to join with Ameren Missouri on this effort to help military families and veterans who have served and protected our country,” said Regina Greer, senior vice president of Community Partnerships for United Way of Greater St. Louis. “Through this fund, we hope to help many families facing hardship and encourage military families and veterans to call 2-1-1 for help.”
In addition to the $50,000 assistance fund, Ameren has a long history of supporting veterans and military families. For the tenth consecutive year, Ameren has been nationally recognized as a Military Friendly Employer by Victory Media.
"Our military veterans have been key contributors in helping carry out our mission to power the quality of life," said Mark Lindgren, senior vice president, Corporate Communications and Chief Human Resources officer for Ameren. "We are proud to celebrate ten years of this designation -- and our continued commitment to recruiting and hiring more veterans and military spouses, as well as supporting veterans and military spouses in the communities we serve."
The Energy Outreach Program for veterans started in November and was slated to continue until the $50,000 fund was depleted. Veterans, active military members or their spouses are eligible to apply for assistance and must be without service or have a disconnect notice for their Ameren Missouri utility bill. Interested applicants should call the United Way at 2-1-1 or 1-800-427-4626 to find a partnering local Community Action Agency. A maximum of $250 per household is available to be used toward unpaid Ameren Missouri utility bills.