Ameren Illinois is helping people in the area cool off this summer.
They donated 50 window air conditioner units to Crosswalk Community Action Agency in Marion Wednesday.
Cars were lined up Wednesday at Ameren Illinois’ Operating center in Marion.
Volunteers were loading 50 window air conditioning units donated by Ameren Illinois to Crosswalk Community Action Agency.
Tina Gibbs with Ameren says they’re donating these units to help the most at-risk customers.
“Usually the Southern Illinois summers can be very dangerous for some of our customers that do not have proper cooling in their homes.”
Crosswalk energy coordinator Kim Rutherford says almost all of the 50 units are already allocated to selected clients that meet the qualification guidelines.
“We’re looking for at risk households, the elderly, the disabled, veterans and people with children 4 and under.”
CJ Johnson from Sesser says she did not have air conditioning in her home until today.
“it was like a grateful call I was not expecting it but I’m glad they did because my girls out, all of them under 7, so it’s a miracle for them to have them because I have 2 of them that have breathing problems so this really helps them.”
Ameren Illinois has donated 3000 units throughout Illinois since 2013.