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Consumers Donates $1M to Salvation Army to Help Pay Energy Bills


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Consumers Energy has donated $1 million to the Salvation Army to help those who can't pay their energy bill.

The money came from the Salvation Army and Consumers Energy's jointly founded program, the PeopleCare, currently celebrating its 30th anniversary. The program has provided emergency help to more than 340,000 Michigan households.

70 percent of the families who received help to pay their bill in 2012 were first time recipients. Tthe energy assistance plan averages $400 per househol.

Since 1983, Consumers Energy and its customers and employees have partnered with The Salvation Army to provide money, food, home heating and other emergency help to people and families in Michigan.

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