Consumers Energy, our promise to
Michigan is to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy service. Another big part of our promise is to help our neighbors in need and strengthen our communities.
In 2012, Michigan nonprofit organizations received
$10 million in contributions from CMS Energy and
Consumers Energy, our employees and retirees.
• United Way was the largest single recipient with $1.7 million contributed to 56 local United Way organizations
• Our most vulnerable customers will benefit from $5 million in emergency energy assistance provided to The Heat and
Warmth Fund (THAW), The Salvation Army and True
North Community Services
• 10 Michigan communities each received $125,000 for a total of $1.25 million to support projects and recognize the company’s 125-year anniversary
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Since 1983, donations from Consumers
Energy, its customers and employees have allowed The Salvation Army to provide emergency assistance to more than
340,000 Michigan households.
Since its inception in 1985, THAW has distributed more than $110 million in emergency energy assistance to more than 160,000 low-income Michigan households. www.thawfund.org
Spearheaded by the United Way, 2-1-1 is a free phone service that links people with information or agencies that can help with energy assistance and other needs. Calls are answered 24/7.
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Above: To help warm homes, Consumers Energy joined local Community
Action Agencies to sponsor Walk for Warmth events across Michigan in
February and early March.
Consumers Energy will match all funds raised by employees and any participating family and friends, thereby doubling heating assistance for those in need.