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Consumers Energy, Employees Give Back to Michigan, Providing $13.5 Million to Michigan Nonprofits in 2016

Michigan Business Network
February 20, 2017 11:00 AM

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JACKSON, MI —  Consumers Energy employees are encouraging community members to join them in Walks for Warmth across Michigan, raising funds to help families to stay warm.

“Our employees live and work in the communities we serve, and we are focused on helping our friends, family members and neighbors when they face hardship,” said Cathy Reynolds, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president, who will take part in the Saginaw Walk for Warmth on Saturday and the Jackson walk Feb. 24.

“Walks for Warmth are a simple and powerful way to put dollars into the hands of people who need help the most.”

Over 2,000 Consumers Energy employees raised nearly $300,000 for Walks for Warmth last year. The company is again making a commitment to helping people heat their homes by matching every dollar that employees, family members and friends raise through 31 Walk for Warmth events this month and in March.

Community Action Agencies organize local Walk for Warmth events. The money that participants raise will provide energy assistance for Michigan residents. Proceeds go directly to Michigan households. No money is spent on administrative costs.

Hundreds of Consumers Energy employees will take part Feb. 24 in the Walk for Warmth event in Jackson, which will start at the company’s headquarters and extend through downtown.

Many more employees will participate in walks through March 11 throughout Michigan, including Flint, Lansing, Midland and Battle Creek.

All Walk for Warmth events are open to the public. Learn more at www.ConsumersEnergy.com/walk.

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

 

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