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 bill payment assistance to make harsh winters and hot summers bearable. Executive Director Susan Sams 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. Call 1-888-690-5700 for more information.