NECAC offering free air conditioners to qualifying residents in nine Missouri counties

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NECAC’s Jesse Ohnemus and Jacob Windmiller unload air conditioners. Seventy-five units, donated by Ameren Missouri and Cool Down Missouri, are being distributed by NECAC to the elderly and disabled in nine Missouri counties. |Photo courtesy of NECAC

Ameren Missouri and Cool Down Missouri have donated 75 window air conditioning units to the North East Community Action Corporation to be distributed to qualifying elderly and disabled residents in nine Missouri counties. Locally, Ameren customers living in Lewis, Monroe, Pike and Ralls counties can participate.

In a press release, NECAC’s Kayla Wasson said, “We encourage elderly and disabled customers of Ameren to give us a call and set up an appointment with the NECAC Service Center in their county. It’s very important that as temperatures rise, people the most at risk for health problems stay cool.”

Applicants should bring a Social Security card, proof of last month of income and their latest Ameren bill to their appointment. Air conditioners are available at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis.

More information is available by calling one of the following NECAC Service Centers:

  • Lewis County: 408 S. Fourth in Canton — 573-288-3969.
  • Monroe County: 314 N. Washington in Paris — 660-327-4110.
  • Pike County: 805 Business Highway 61 North in Bowling Green — 573-324-2207.
  • Ralls County: 411 Main in New London — 573-985-2411.

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