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Consumers Energy matching employee donations

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Consumers Energy is making a donation to help Flint’s children.

The organization announced its charitable foundation will contribute up to $50,000 to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint.

Consumers Energy is making a $25,000 contribution to the community foundation’s Child Health and Development Fund which will be earmarked for early childhood education.

The foundation will match donations by employees and retirees up to $25,000.

“Our employees across Michigan are asking how they can help the residents of Flint, a community where many of us work and live,” said David Mengebier, president of the Consumers Energy Foundation. “We want to do all we can to support this community in this time of need, including financial incentives for our employees to continue to give their money and time.”

The Consumers Energy Foundation contributed $25,000 in November to the United Way of Genesee County to purchase 2,500 water filters.

Consumer Energy also said it is encouraging employees to volunteer through the American Red Cross, which is helping coordinate relief work in Flint.

“We chose to support early childhood education, recognizing we want to meet the community’s needs today and for years to come,” Mengebier said.

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