Ameren Illinois Helps Cool Decatur Families

Decatur – As the summer heats up Ameren Illinois is donating 100 air conditioning units to help low income families and individuals keep cool.

The air conditioning units will be distributed by the Decatur Macon County Opportunities Corporation which assists low-income families, the disabled, veterans, and the elderly who meet Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) guidelines.  The donation comes at a time when the state of Illinois is looking at cutting back on funds for energy assistance.

“We know that Illinois has some very hot and humid summers and not everyone can afford a window air conditioner,” Richard Mark, President of Ameren Illinois, told WAND's Doug Wolfe.  “We just feel that this is a way we can give back to the communities.”

People needing an air conditioner should call DMCOC if they live in Decatur or Macon County.  The phone number is: 217-428-0155.

The 100 units donated by Ameren is double the number distributed in Decatur in 2014.  Since Ameren Illinois started its Ameren Cares program in 2013, the company has donated 1,200 units to LIHEAP agencies.

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