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CONSUMERS ENERGY FOUNDATION AWARDS $500 VOLUNTEER GRANT TO USA GIRLS SOFTBALL PROGRAM

Sebewaing, Mich. Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Consumers Energy Foundation has awarded a $500 grant to a Huron County organization to recognize outstanding volunteerism by a utility employee.

Vicky Neuman, technician III at the Saginaw service center, performed 224 hours of volunteer service over the past 12 months with the Unionville-Sebewaing High School girls softball program in Sebewaing.  She helped with transportation and fundraising.  The Volunteer Investment Program grant will be used for softball equipment. 

The grant reflects a doubled amount through the Consumers Energy Foundation’s CEEPSACER Program.  CEEPSACER (Consumers Energy Employees Providing Service Around Children’s Essential Resources) was established as part of Consumers Energy’s commitment to America’s Promise-The Alliance for Youth.  America’s Promise works to provide every young person with the Five Promises so they will have a better chance to succeed in life.

 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.   For more information about the Consumers Energy Foundation and its support of America’s Promise, visit our website at www.consumersenergy.com/foundation.

Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy, provides natural gas and electricity to 6.8 million of Michigan’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Media contact:   Mary Gust (989) 791-5871

 


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