Every year, thousands of families struggle to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.  For many in the low-income category there is the LIHEAP program, but for others who make a little too much for the help, there is a fairly new program offered through Ameren called "Warm Neighbors, Cool Friends."

Through the Warm Neighbors Cool Friends program, the Energy Assistance Foundation provides year-round bill payment assistance and home weatherization to make harsh winters and hot summers bearable.  Home energy performance manager Korey Hart says this is a program intended for those with moderate income.

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Those who would typically benefit from the program include elderly neighbors on a fixed income, families coping with a job loss, and single parents struggling to make ends meet.  If you would like to donate to the program, you can do so through the Energy Assistance Foundation.   Call 1-866-838-6918 for more information.


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