There are many energy efficiency programs that are out there to be able to help you, in case of emergencies this winter. One program is run by Ameren Illinois and Susan Sams is the executive director of the Energy Assistance Foundation overseeing Warm Neighbors Cool Friends. Sams says that this foundation is a program that will help customers get through a temporary financial crisis.
Ameren covers all administrative costs and 100 percent of your donation goes towards a customer who needs it.
Sams says that end-of-the-year donations can go a long way, especially with COVID.
Depending on the county that you are in, you can get many different services.
For more information on Ameren and the services they offer, click here.