DETROIT -- Consumers Energy presented a $100,000 check Saturday to Habitat for Humanity to improve energy efficiency and affordability to homes in Michigan.
The ceremony was scheduled to take place prior to the Tigers' 4:05 p.m. game against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park.
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 Web site 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 energy-efficient homes 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.
Michigan nonprofit organizations received $10 million in contributions in 2012 from Consumers Energy, its employees, retirees, its Foundation, and the utility's parent company, CMS Energy. Half of the contributions in 2012 went to organizations that provide direct assistance to those in need including: The Heat And Warmth Fund, $3 million; The Salvation Army, $1 million, and TrueNorth Community Services, $1 million.
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.
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