Consumers Energy Donates $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Michigan

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Consumers Energy pledged a dollar-for-dollar matching donation up to a maximum total donation of $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Michigan in 2012 and is making the same commitment this season.

In a home run for Habitat for Humanity, Consumers Energy presented a $100,000 check during a recent Detroit Tigers game to help improve energy efficiency and affordability to homes in Michigan.

During the 2012 Detroit Tigers season, Consumers Energy pledged to make a dollar-for-dollar matching donation up to a maximum total donation of $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Michigan through its fundraising website at www.homerunforhabitat.org. Consumers Energy is making the same commitment this season.

“The Detroit Tigers are once again proud to support this important initiative that has a positive impact within our communities,” said Duane McLean, Tigers’ Executive Vice President of Business Operations. “Consumers Energy and Habitat For Humanity of Michigan are valued community partners and the Tigers are committed to raising awareness for such a worthy cause.”

Habitat for Humanity will use the money to provide affordable and energy efficient housing solutions in more than 70 Michigan counties while partnering with families, corporations and community leaders. “Homerun for Habitat” is part of Habitat’s “ReBuild Michigan” statewide capital campaign.

“Our long-time partnership with Consumers Energy has been so important to our families because an energy efficient home means money saved,” said Sandy Pearson, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Michigan. “We are grateful for Consumers Energy’s years of support and service with us, working to bring public awareness to the direct impact and role of energy efficiency in the making of equal affordable homes and programs such as Homerun for Habitat … powering all we do for the betterment of our communities.”

To learn more about energy efficiency programs and incentives for residential customers as well as businesses visit www.ConsumersEnergy.com/eeprograms.

“We are proud to team up with Habitat for Humanity in making the dream of homeownership available to families.  And to do so in a way that helps them save energy and money is just one more way we’re delivering on our promise to Michigan to help provide reliable, affordable energy to customers,” said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy’s vice president of energy delivery.