Five Clare County Organizations Benefit From Consumers Energy Service Center Donations


WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 18, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Consumers Energy has donated nearly $7,300 of furniture and other office items from its former Clare Service Center to four Clare County nonprofit organizations and the City of Clare.

“We recently opened our new $8.7 million Clare Service Center after serving customers for many years in our former building on East Third Street. Some furniture and other items located there weren’t needed in the new building, but we felt it could be useful to others. We wanted to give back to the community by inviting nonprofit organizations and the City of Clare on a first-come, first-serve basis to take items that could be of benefit to them. It’s a win-win for all involved,” said Harmony Nowlin, regional public affairs manager for Consumers Energy.

In addition to the City of Clare the four nonprofit recipients included:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Camp Rotary/Boy Scouts of America
  • Clare Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Joshua’s House maternity home

Among the items taken included book shelves, cabinets, chairs, tables, coat racks, garbage cans, copier, shredder, office supplies and garage equipment.

The United Way of Clare County also attended the donation activity, but did not take any items, Nowlin said.

“Thanks to this donation from Consumers Energy we selected some useful items for our office that would have otherwise had to be purchased,” said Pamela O’Laughlin, Manager of the Clare Area Chamber of Commerce. “We appreciate the ongoing commitment of Consumers Energy to our community.”

Consumers Energy’s new Clare Service Center is located at 1 Consumers Energy Parkway off Colonville Road and serves a total of 38,000 electric customers.

Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, is the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS), providing natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

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