Ameren Missouri Energy Assistance Donation

East Missouri Action Agency, Inc. (EMAA) has been presented with a $15,000 donation amount from Ameren Missouri to assist those who are struggling to pay energy bills this winter. EMAA’s service area suffers from higher than average poverty rates, and despite the economic recovery, many families continue to experience tough times. Ameren and EMAA are working together to make this winter easier for those in need.

Grant amounts will be determined by EMAA and provided to applicants such as:

Families who cannot qualify or apply for assistance such as LIHEAP or Dollar More

  • Customers with good payment history, but are facing unexpected financial burden
  • Elderly and/or disabled customers
  • Customers in crisis
  • Customers who are facing medical challenges, or have had death in the family
  • Customers needing help with past due balances

These are a few possible options of those who may qualify for this benefit. If a circumstance is not listed here that does not mean there is no possibility of a benefit. EMAA is willing to attempt to assist anyone who comes through their doors.

EMAA is grateful to Ameren Missouri for this partnership and the increased ability to serve more families this winter. EMAA provides assistance to thousands of persons a year in Southeast Missouri and through this tremendous partnership, Ameren Missouri will give the means to help many, many more. With partners such as Ameren Missouri, East Missouri Action Agency can succeed in their efforts to help people help themselves and each other.

For more information contact Shanna Yount, 573-431-5191 ext. 1137.

Outstanding Service to Community Action Award Presented to St. Francois County Community Partnership

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Park Hills, MO, – East Missouri Action Agency, Inc. (EMAA) presented its Outstanding Service to Community Action Award to The St. Francois Community Partnership (SFCCP) at the 2016 Missouri CAN Annual Conference. This award recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses that have contributed to Community Action’s mission of “helping people and changing lives.”  Missouri CAN is the statewide network of Community Action Agencies, Allies, and Supporters united to end poverty.

SFCCP was nominated due to the steadfast support of EMAA’s mission to help families in our service area and commitment to end poverty. SFCCP and EMAA have collaborated on projects over the years including Back to School Fairs, Season of Hope Christmas project, sharing resources for families in need, and the  overall mission of fighting poverty. This is a relationship EMAA is very proud of and the agency was honored to present this award to such a worthy organization and partner.

EMAA covers eight counties in Southeast Missouri and as a Community Action Agency is tasked with ending poverty in our area. EMAA has four departments including: Community Services, Head Start, Housing, and Women’s Wellness. Within these departments our agency works with thousands of impoverished individuals and families each year to improve their lives. EMAA is proud of this work and will continue to strive to pull people out of poverty.

With local partners such as The St. Francois Community Partnership, East Missouri Action Agency can succeed in their efforts to help people help themselves and each other.

 

Missouri Community Action Network (Missouri CAN) is the statewide network of Community Action Agencies, Allies, and Supporters united to help people and change lives. Missouri’s 19 nonprofit Community Action Agencies provide localized, direct services to low-income Missourians in every county. Missouri CAN advocates for low-income families and strengthens the Community Action Network through education and training. Together, Missouri CAN be a state where all thrive. Join us at MissouriCAN.org.