11 Apr Consumers Energy Partners With Nonprofits to Provide $5 Million to Keep Michigan Families Warm
Consumers Energy has partnered with five different nonprofit organizations to help Michigan families in need stay warm during the harsh, unforgiving winters in the area, according to CSRwire.com. Consumers Energy announced $5 million in new donations that will provide crucial energy bill assistance to families who otherwise would not be able to afford to heat their homes. The donations are expected to assist more than 50,000 households as nonprofit organizations work with families to facilitate the process.
Consumers Energy encourages Michigan citizens who are looking for such assistance to call 2-1-1 to be referred to the local programs and organizations that can provide the energy bill assistance. The nonprofit organizations that are helping the energy bills and accounts are Michigan Community Action, The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW), The Salvation Army, TrueNorth Community Services, and the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
“We are committed to doing our part to help Michigan residents who are facing hardship to stay warm, even on the coldest days of the year,” stated Consumer Energy’s senior vice president of distribution and customer operations Garrick Rochow. “We want people to know that help is available and as close as a phone call away.” In addition to this donation, Consumers Energy is working in other ways to assist families during the cold winter months. Consumers Energy is enrolling households in need in long-term payment plans to take care of those households’ energy bills via their CARE program.
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