Consumers Energy Offering $100,000 to Support Home Run for Habitat Campaign in Michigan

Consumers Energy Offering $100,000 to Support Home Run for Habitat Campaign in
                                   Michigan

Contribution Continues Tradition of Helping to Build Homes, Communities

PR Newswire

JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 11, 2014

JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is contributing
$100,000 to support this year's Home Run for Habitat fundraising campaign in
Michigan, providing assistance and encouraging others to help build Michigan's
communities.

"Habitat for Humanity looks to build homes, communities and hope, and we want
to support them as part of our Promise to care for the communities we serve,"
said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy's vice president of customer operations
and quality. "We're proud to contribute to Habitat's mission to build
affordable and energy-efficient homes across Michigan."

Consumers Energy has provided $300,000 in dollar-for-dollar matching
contributions in the last three years to the campaign, which coincides with
the Detroit Tigers' regular season. Contributions support Habitat's statewide
"ReBuild Michigan" capital campaign, which funds work in 70 counties.

Consumers Energy, its employees, retirees and foundation have supported
Habitat for Humanity in various ways. They have provided more than $280,000 in
contributions and in-kind support to Habitat throughout Michigan in the last
decade. Consumers Energy also has provided more than $450,000 in energy
efficiency upgrades to Habitat offices since 2012.

In October, Consumers Energy's Helping Neighbors program will team up with
Habitat to make energy-efficiency upgrades to homes in Saginaw, Midland and
Bay County.

"We work toward the goal that every man, woman and child has a safe, decent
and affordable home. Our collaboration with Consumers Energy helps ensure
those homes also are energy-efficient, saving money that partner families can
put toward other needs," said Sandy Pearson, president and CEO of Habitat for
Humanity of Michigan.

Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of
CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.5 million
of the state's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Media toolkit

LEARN MORE: Learn more about, and donate to, Home Run for Habitat:
www.homerunforhabitat.org

HELPING NEIGHBORS: Learn more about Consumers Energy's Helping Neighbors
program: www.consumershelpingneighbors.com

SUPPORT FOR NONPROFITS: Consumers Energy and its employees and retirees gave
more than $8 million to Michigan's nonprofits last year:
www.ConsumersEnergy.com/News.aspx?id=7041&year=2014

For more information about Consumers Energy, go to www.ConsumersEnergy.com,
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SOURCE Consumers Energy

Website: http://www.consumersenergy.com
Contact: Brian Wheeler, 517-788-2394, or Dan Bishop, 517-788-2395
 
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