Consumers Energy Contributes $3 Million to THAW, Helping Assist Michigan Low Income Customers

THAWFundConsumers Energy has donated $3 million to The Heat And Warmth Fund (THAW), an independent nonprofit agency that provides emergency energy assistance to low income Michigan residents. The contribution demonstrates the company’s continued commitment to helping assist Michigan’s most vulnerable citizens during the cold winter months.

Part of the contribution will also be used to support the Michigan Home Energy Solution (MHES) project, which helps the organization develop solutions for efficient and effective energy use.

“THAW is interested in transformational reform focused on bringing low-income residents in need to complete energy self-sufficiency. This generous contribution by Consumers Energy is yet another example of great corporate citizens investing in solutions for Michigan that are sustainable, improving the quality of life and good for the economy.” said THAW CEO Susan Sherer. “THAW is grateful for Consumers Energy’s ongoing support of emergency needs as well as development of social innovations that will make a lasting difference for customers in need.”

Patti Poppe, vice president of customer experience and operations for Consumers Energy, said the contribution reflects the company’s 125-year tradition of customer service and community involvement.

“The people of Consumers Energy care about the communities where we work and live. We know that some of our neighbors struggle each day to meet their basic needs. Helping our neighbors in need is part of our promise to Michigan,” Poppe said. “We’re pleased to provide this additional funding to THAW and support its efforts to help those in need.”

WalkforwarmthEmployeesThe company also will be participating with local Community Action Agencies to raise money and awareness for Walk for Warmth this February and March. Find a Michigan walk near you.

The Heat And Warmth Fund (THAW), is an independent non-profit (501(c)(3) agency that provides emergency energy assistance to Michigan residents in need and advocates for long-term energy solutions. THAW was established in 1985 in order to improve the quality of life in Michigan and prevent human suffering by helping low-income individuals facing an energy crisis. To learn more about THAW, inquire about assistance, or to make a donation, visit THAW Fund or call 1-800-866-8429.