Ameren donates air conditioners for Peoria families

Jun 6, 2014

Ameren Illinois is donating 50 air conditioning units to help Peoria families stay cool this summer. It’s part of the company’s Ameren Care program. The Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity will distribute the units to qualified low-income families, veterans and the elderly. Ameren Illinois CEO Richard Mark says the units are energy efficient and cost a dollar-a-day-to-operate:

 “For the elderly its quite important because of they don't have proper cooling in the summer, it can result in hospital care, emergency room visits, in the worst case scenario serious illness or death. We want to try and help those customers as much as possible,” Mark says. 

 Ameren Illinois is giving 400 air conditioning units across the state as part of the program. People can start calling the PCCEO office next week to see if they qualify for the units.