For the donors – Families would be happy to know that people care about their well being throughout the year. So, your donation will have a tremendous impact with families that are in need of assistance. For your comfort we have verified all accounts and balances at the time of registration so that you can have a peace of mind while making your family selection. Listed below are samples of hardship requests.

For the recipients – You may have one bill with an amount or several. Every submitted hardship application will be given ID number. For additional questions, you may contact us.

Not sure how to give? Learn more about how to donate to the hardships below. All donations are appreciated.

ID NumberUtility CompanyAmount DueBrief Summary
20211202014MO America Water$70.00I need help paying my water bill or it will be turned off. I have 6 kids and they do not deserve all this hardship that we have been receiving. Any amount will help. God Bless!
20211105013Spire$233.02Donation $25
My hours has been cut and now I am falling behind with paying my bills. Please help!
Waste Connection
American Water
$1,562.45Donation: Ameren $25; Spire $25; Waste Connection $25; American Water $25
Ameren MO $214.53; Spire $2760,05; Waste Connection $90.24; American Water $981.63
Between fighting depression and ongoing health issues and the stress of still fighting for my job back while trying to take care my family battling Covid with us all finding out the day before I was to start my new job so now things are getting worse and with no money or help and now 2 jobs gone we are in threat of being disconnected and evicted. I’m trying my best for my 6 children but things just keep getting worse and I hate how my children have to suffer because they don’t deserve this, but it’s like the harder I try nothing goes good. I am hoping to get hired somewhere soon. I will continue job hunting and fighting for my job. Thank you all for any help that you can offer as I know we are not the only family or person suffering or in need. So, I pray for blessings for all.
I am experiencing a financial hardship at this time. My husband and I are divorcing and the utility bills we had together have been transferred to my account. Without any assistance from my husband to pay towards the balance, I am unable to make the payments alone. I have reached out for legal assistance but I am seeking assistance to prevent disconnection at this time. I am grateful for any assistance.
20211014010Ameren$974.45Donation $25
I am in need of assistance with rental and or electric I help take care of my mom who has aggressive cancer and it’s a struggle doing all the things by myself. I have one income and it doesn’t help enough. I greatly appreciate if I can get help with my rental or utility because it’s a struggle doing all this alone. I appreciate if someone can donate or help my family
20211013009Spire$772.21Donation $25
I have no income due to COVID19. I have 3 small school age children. We can’t eat any meals and really in need of help. We have no hot water or any one to help us to shower daily. I truly appreciate any amount of help for my family. Signed a mother in desperate need~
20210902008St. Louis County Real Estate Taxes
$1,983.09St. Louis County Real Estate Taxes $1,983.09
I am on a fixed income and I wasn’t aware of these outstanding bills. I cant afford to pay them and no matter how much I pay it doesn’t seem like the balances are getting any lower.
St. Louis County Waste Management
$382.82Spire: $63.71; Ameren $181.41; St. Louis County Waste Mgmt $83.70
I have been off work due to contracting the virus and got behind on my bills along with other health issues
MO Water
$1,654.01Donation: Ameren $50.00; MO Water 50.00
Ameren $745.82; MO Water $908.19
I have been fighting to get my job back from United States Postal Service for almost a year now. I have 6 children that are school age and no income. I have been job hunting while waiting but it’s hard during Covid. I just got hired and the day I was to start the whole family tested positive for COVID. Now we can’t get fresh air or relief due to the heat that is getting to the kids, which all have asthma.
20210826007Ameren$672.98Donation: Ameren $100
Ameren $672.98
I’m still not working and taking care of three adults. I’m making the funds work that I have coming in but I didn’t have enough or the amount to give AmerenUE to keep up with budget billing and it caused the account to go into default, now they’re asking for the entire balance.
Donation: Ameren $161.07; Spire $33
Ameren $161.07; Spire $402.89
I am self-employed working part-time. I am being evicted because of new owner and locks were changed. The owner has taken me to court.
$1,295.52Donation: Ameren $50; Spire $50
Ameren $825.73; Spire $469.79
It’s been very hard getting my bills paid due to the pandemic. Me working with children has been very scarce hours.
$1,128.64Donation: Ameren $50; MSD $50
Donation: Ameren $100; Spire $100; MSD $100
Ameren $204.07; Spire $345.30; MSD $579.27
My husband had a stroke in 2016 and was going in and out of the hospital. Last time he went to the hospital was 12/26/20 but, In May of 2018 when he went back in, my job of 15 yrs called me while on FMLA and said don’t come back. At this time, I wasn’t aware you only get unemployment benefits for 13-14 weeks. I’ve been trying catch up every since but the funds are just not there. There’s the mortgage, car note, gas, insurance and groceries…I NEED HELP!!
20210429002Ameren Spire$383.75Ameren $194.26, Spire $189.49.
I am unemployed with children out of school which limits me from working and keeping me from keeping up with my utilities unfortunately. I have little children so I am trying my best to keep everything in tact for them.
Ameren Spire Water/Trash Sewer$2440.19Ameren $274.50; Spire $358.66; Water & Trash $1480.40; Sewer $326.63. I became unemployed when my spouse had a stroke. Now I am a full time caregiver. Unemployment benefits only lasted 12 weeks.
2020-0206-001Ameren Spire


Ameren – $603.75 Spire – $348.11.
I became husband’s primary caregiver, losing my income after 14yrs of service at my company. Recently, his disability decrease, my food stamps were taken away and so was his Medicaid because I couldn’t afford his spend down. And because he’s my spouse I’m not able to receive income for him.
2020-0214-002Ameren93.66I work hard to stay current sometimes I fall behind.

2020-0214-003Ameren255.95I’m currently catching up on my rent and trying to get my car registered.
2020-0215-004Ameren1102.90 Been out of work since October just now getting back to work and I am in threat of disconnect   
2020-0227-005Ameren283.90Medical bills and health issues have caused me to become delinquent. My home is all-electric for the source of heating and I recently had to do major furnace repairs.
2020-0227-006Spire 133.49I was laid off from my job in the summer of last year. I recently found a temp job but my bills are still behind and I need a little assistance. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. 
2020-0303-007Spire1,412.54I’m a seasonal employee and I’ve recently been laid off. My unemployment benefits can’t cover all of my living expenses at this time.
866.60 Ameren -$261.93; Spire $243.58; American Water – 361.09
I lost my job and broke my hand. Please help.
Ameren – $388.39; Spire – 270.47
I have to buy medication that is extremely high and don’t have enough left out of my Social Security check to pay all utilities.
2020-0312-010American Water
Gateway Disposal
206.97American Water $97.80; MSD $62.67; Gateway Disposal $46.50
I have been unemployed since 08/01/2019 and at this time do not have any income. I have finally secured a job but will not start until 03/16/2020 or 03/18/2020. The water bill is due now with a final notice with a disconnect date of 03/15/2020, the trash bill is due by 03/31/2020 and the MSD is two months behind. 
Thanks for your help in advance.
645.50 I have been missing a lot of work due to my child being sick. She has really bad asthma and allergies. She has been diagnosed with sleep apnea and had surgery hoping that could help. Also having Court dates for paying medical bills for her has had me miss days as well.
285.04Ameren $111.59; Spire $173.45
I am in need of help because I am a single mother of 3, with one of my children being special needs. I am unable to keep a full time job at the moment because she only attend school for 3 hours a day and I do not have any help with anyone keeping her while I work. I’ve been able to maintain bills for the most part but the last few months have been hard.
2020-0326-013Ameren62.74I have a lot of car problems that need to be fixed soon. My hours have been cut on my job. 2-2
2020-0506-014Ameren220.70I lost my job due to the covid 19 and i have 3 kids and no income right now
2020-0916-015Ameren225.51 I am a 64 year old, Disabled Senior Citizen healing from cancer. Recently, on August 29, 2020 I was stopped at a stop light going East on West Florissant and Sunbury when a car came out of no where and hit me in the back of my car and ran. I called the police and made a police report. I am very sore from the accident, my neck, my back, my left left leg and I am having headaches. I need some help with my Electric Bill. When Ameren UE put you on the budget it is too high for me to pay. Can you please help me? Thank you very much in advance.
2020-1102-016Spire1550.79I am unemployed due to COVID and a victim of domestic abuse.