CONSUMERS ENERGY FOUNDATION AWARDS $20,000 GRANT TO THE SALVATION ARMY’S CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
Bay City, Mich. Monday, January 17, 2011
The Consumers Energy Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to The Salvation Army Bay County’s capital campaign. The grant supports The Salvation Army’s construction in Bay City of a new social services center, including expanded kitchen facilities and increased space to serve the community.
“We are very thankful for Consumers Energy and their vision of supporting us for the future of Bay County,” said Salvation Army Major Micheal Myers. Major Myers reports that the building is barrier-free, helping people with wheelchairs and walkers, and may be used in the future for additional service programs. The expanded kitchen has served more than 18,000 meals to people who are hungry.
“We are pleased to support the vital human services and emergency response work of The Salvation Army in Bay County through this grant,” said David G. Mengebier, president of the Consumers Energy Foundation.
Supporting community-based social services programs is a key focus of the Consumers Energy Foundation. Building on employee and retiree volunteerism, these grants support local initiatives to improve the quality of life for area residents, or meet emergencies needs such as emerging statewide expansion of the 2-1-1 system.
The Consumers Energy Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Consumers Energy. It provides funding for a variety of areas including education, community and civic development, culture and the arts, social services, the environment, and emerging issues. Michigan nonprofit organizations received more than $5 million in 2010 through the Consumers Energy Foundation, the company, corporate donor-advised funds and employee and retiree contributions.
For more information about the Consumers Energy Foundation visit our website at www.consumersenergy.com/foundation.
Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.5 million of Michigan’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
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