Bay County Habitat for Humanity, Other Nonprofits Benefit from Consumers Energy’s Weadock Plant Donations


WASHINGTON – (RealEstateRama) — Consumers Energy has donated nearly $18,000 of furniture, appliances and other office items from its recently retired J.C. Weadock generating plant to Bay County Habitat for Humanity and two other Bay County nonprofit organizations.

“With the closing of the Weadock plant after nearly 76 years of operation, there were many surplus items we felt could be useful to others. We worked through United Way Bay County to gauge interest from them and their partner agencies. We are thrilled they can serve a useful purpose for these nonprofit organizations,” said Mary Kulis, public affairs manager for Consumers Energy.

Two other nonprofit recipients receiving the surplus items included Dow Bay Area Family YMCA and United Way Bay County.

In addition to the item donations, J.C. Weadock employees held an auction to purchase mementos from the plant and donated the proceeds – about $1,600 – to benefit United Way.

Among the donated items was typical office furniture such as file cabinets, chairs, tables, bulletin boards and shelves. Other items included appliances such as 14 refrigerators once used throughout the plant by employees, microwaves, coffee pots, vacuums, and 27 gallons of paint. Many of the items donated to Bay Habitat are being sold at their ReStore.

“We are so grateful to Consumers Energy for these generous donations. The proceeds of these items from ReStore sales will help fund our mission to build and revitalize homes,” said Vicki Ribble, Bay County Habitat for Humanity executive director.
Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

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