Letter from the Executive Director
Letter From the Executive Director The impacts of Covid 19 are alarming and highlight the struggle some people having staying at home. Many of us were caught off guard. Once the heat of another St. Louis summer starts sizzling, a lot more of vulnerable people will have a hard time coping at home. EnergyCare is planning now for an extraordinary summer demand for A/C units. Last summer more than 3,000 people called us looking for help. This year, the consequences of the crisis will complicate peoples’ lives even more as they run out of resources. The St. Louis summer heat is dangerous for many low-income seniors, people with disabilities and chronic health problems.
For many people EnergyCare serves the hot summer weather can also affect the quality of life— many kids with asthma spend their summers in and out of the ER without an air conditioner in the house. Complications from Corona virus may prove deadly for some of our neighbors. EnergyCare’s approach begins with the underlying cause of problems: high energy costs, tight monthly budgets, poor energy efficiency of homes, and lack of awareness around solutions. The strategies EnergyCare employs in the summer and winter are very straight forward, practical and cost-effective. This process can happened fast for most clients. If they call on Monday, we can usually show up by Wednesday and have their problem solved.
With your help, EnergyCare can help more our clients face the challenge we know they will face this summer, as we all try to stay safe.