(WLNS) – The Salvation Army and Consumers Energy are partnering to provide statewide energy bill assistance to thousands of Michigan residents.
Consumers Energy announced Thursday at The Salvation Army’s Dickinson Center in Grand Rapids that it’s awarding $1.6 million to the non-profit organization, which has a call center to coordinate energy bill assistance. Along with a contribution from The Salvation Army, energy bill assistance for Michigan customers this winter will amount to $4.5 million.
Consumers Energy provides natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million of the state’s 10 million residents. The Jackson-based utility has given $9 million in total to assist residents statewide.