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Freedom House receives grant from Ameren Illinois

PRINCETON — Ameren Illinois recently announced the company has given Freedom House a $2,500 donation for the Princeton-based agency’s emergency financial-aid fund for shelter clients.

The grant — for first month’s rent and utilities, moving expenses, child care, groceries, fuel, train fare, automobile repairs and necessary household supplies — will help needy shelter residents as they embark upon a life free of violence.

“Freedom House has been very fortunate to receive donations from Ameren in the past,” Michael Zerneck, executive director, said.

“This year’s grant will again help us provide emergency assistance to more innocent victims and their dependent children rendered homeless when fleeing an abuser. We salute Ameren Illinois for supporting these families to successfully achieve an independent household.”

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