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Consumers Energy Foundation awards $10,000 grant to Greater Lansing Housing Coalition

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 10, 2014

Consumers Energy Foundation awards $10,000 grant to Greater Lansing Housing Coalition

Lansing, Mich. — A local program for low-income seniors and those with disabilities recently caught the attention of the Consumers Energy Foundation, the charitable arm of Consumers Energy.             

The Consumers Energy Foundation is supporting educational programs, community projects, and initiatives that provide assistance to people in need. The Foundation awarded the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition’s Tuesday Toolmen program a $10,000 grant for its positive impact on housing for older adults and people with disabilities living within the Tri-County area.

“You can appreciate the good work that happens in Michigan’s communities, big and small, from looking at the nonprofit projects we are supporting,” said David Mengebier, President of the Consumers Energy Foundation. “We are proud to play a role in helping bring these initiatives and programs closer to completion, and building a strong future for our state.”

Tuesday Toolmen assists seniors and adults with disabilities by completing home maintenance or modifications. “Tuesday Toolmen, one of our most popular programs, has helped more than 150 local residents make needed repairs to their homes,” said Katherine Draper, executive director of the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition. “We appreciate the support of Consumers Energy Foundation in helping sustain this valuable community resource.”      

“The people who benefit from this program are truly grateful for our assistance,” said Brady Calkins, Tuesday Toolmen Coordinator. “The grant is especially helpful, as the need for these services continues to increase.” 

In addition to the Consumers Energy Foundation, the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition’s current partners in the Tuesday Toolmen program include AARP, the Capital Region Community Foundation, PNC Bank, City of Lansing, Ingham County, Tri-County Office on Aging, and Habitat for Humanity.

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For More Information:

Katherine Draper

Executive Director

517-372-5980, ext. 114

katherine@glhc.org


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