Consumers Energy has pledged to match dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000 to help make homes throughout Michigan more energy efficient and affordable.
Throughout the Detroit Tigers season, the Jackson-based utility is making the donation to Habitat for Humanity of Michigan through its fundraising website at www.homerunforhabitat.org, according to a news release.
The nonprofit will use the money to make homes in more than 70 Michigan counties more energy efficient and affordable while partnering with families, corporations and community leaders. “Home Run for Habitat” is part of the organization’s “ReBuild Michigan” statewide campaign.
"We are aware of the financial challenges Habitat for Humanity faces on a daily basis in helping people become homeowners,” Ted Ykimoff, residential energy efficiency operations director at Consumers Energy, said in a statement. “It's our hope that our matching donation will go a long way toward building more energy efficient homes and making dreams come true.”
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. For more information about Consumers Energy, visit their Website at http://www.consumersenergy.com.