Letter from the Executive Director
When our staff tells me about the smiles and hugs from very grateful clients— I realize how lucky we are to be able to do this work. Our obligation to our supporters is to share this sentiment with you. Together, we are making a measurable difference in the lives of the people suffering energy poverty in St. Louis. I get to work knowing the juice is definitely worth the squeeze.
Our loyal supporters enable EnergyCare to adapt to evolving challenges alleviating energy poverty in St. Louis. Tragically, EnergyCare clients on a fixed income pay a higher percentage on electric and gas bills. We adapt by increasing weatherization efforts which boost energy efficiency, which is a powerful weapon against energy poverty.
Beyond struggling financially, inefficient homes contribute to health disparities and make managing chronic diseases even more difficult. As the numbers of seniors living on fixed incomes continue to grow in St. Louis, more and more struggle to age in place with cold air coming through drafty windows and doors.
Our very successful summer season battling energy poverty has concluded. EnergyCare staff and volunteers are now busy helping vulnerable people by weatherizing homes, installing heaters and smoke alarms, delivering electric blankets and helping with utility bills. Your generous support fuels the EnergyCare engine! Thank you.