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Consumers Energy Foundation Provides Grants for Flood Relief

(photo courtesy of Saginaw Township)

MIDLAND, Mich. – The Consumers Energy Foundation announced nearly $90,000 in grants to assist emergency relief efforts in Midland, Saginaw and Gladwin counties, where this week’s record flooding has created widespread property damage and displaced thousands of people.

“Our hearts are with the people of mid-Michigan impacted by this natural disaster,” said Shaun Johnson, an Edenville native who serves as Consumers Energy’s senior vice president and general counsel. “We are committed to helping the region respond quickly and effectively to this emergency, supporting communities we serve and that many of us call home.”

The Consumers Energy Foundation donations will support those working on the front lines to directly meet basic needs such as food, water and shelter for victims of the historic flood. The Foundation donations include:

  • American Red Cross Michigan Region Disaster Services – $25,000
  • United Way of Midland County – $25,000
  • United Way of Saginaw County – $25,000
  • Gladwin County Community Foundation – $5,000
  • Eight emergency shelters in the region – $1,000 apiece

The Consumers Energy Foundation is the charitable arm of Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest energy provider. For more information about the foundation, visit www.ConsumersEnergy.com/foundation.



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