Consumers Energy donating more money to help Michigan residents struggling to pay heating bills

househandsConsumers Energy is once again donating money to help Michigan residents stay warm this winter as they are using more natural gas to heat their homes.

The Jackson-based utility announced Thursday, Feb. 27, it is donating $3 million in grants to three statewide nonprofits: TrueNorth Community Services, The Salvation Army and The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW).

These nonprofits will give out $2 million to help income-qualified customers stay up to date on their energy bills.

The other $1 million will be used to expand THAW’s initiatives, including a pilot program that helps low-income residents reduce their energy usage and better manage those expenses.

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