Consumers Energy Donates $100,000 To Habitat For Humanity Of Michigan

    Consumers Energy Donates $100,000 To Habitat For Humanity Of Michigan

Caring for Michigan Communities We Serve - That's Our Promise

PR Newswire

DETROIT, April 5, 2013

DETROIT, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy will present a
$100,000 check on Saturday to Habitat for Humanity to improve energy
efficiency and affordability to homes in Michigan.

The ceremony is 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 website at Consumers Energy is making the same commitment this

"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

To learn more about energy efficiency programs and incentives for residential
customers as well as businesses visit

"We are proud to team up with Habitat for Humanity in making the dream of
homeownership available to families. And to do so in a way that helps them
save energy and money is just one more way we're delivering on our promise to
Michigan to help provide reliable, affordable energy to customers," said
Garrick Rochow, Consumer Energy's vice president of energy delivery.

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 (THAW), $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.

For more information about Consumers Energy, visit our Website at

SOURCE Consumers Energy

Contact: Debra McIntyre-Dodd, 517/545-8711 or Tom Lambert, 517/788-1411
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