$7.25 Million Heating Bill Will Be Sent To Americans

Americans Eligible For Heating Bill Help From $7.25 Million Pot

Aid is provided by the Consumers Energy utility, which provides natural gas and electricity to more than 6.5 million of Michigan’s 10 million people. The company announced $7.25 million in grants that will be distributed to eight Michigan nonprofits statewide to help provide relief to residents in need after costs energy increases.

The money is being distributed by the Salvation Army, TrueNorth Community Services, United Way of South Central Michigan, and Roscommon County United Way, according to a press release from the utility company.

According to a published post by The US Sun, the following also participated in giving aid to their consumers: United Way for Southeast Michigan, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Superior Watershed Partnership, and the Michigan Veterans Trust.

$7.25 Million Heating Bill Will Be Sent To Americans
WITH a brutally cold start to the winter season, relief is in sight thanks to an initiative that helping Americans with their heating costs. (Photo: The US Sun)

$7.25 Million for Americans to Aid for Heating Bills

The company said that customers who are in trouble or seeking help with new funding are eligible. Call 2-1-1 if you have trouble paying your heating bill. The 2-1-1 Service is a free resource that connects Michigan residents with nonprofits to find help for common basic needs, such as paying utility bills.

The company says its customers should also call 800-477-5050 if they are facing challenges with their bills. Garrick Rochow, President, and CEO of Consumers Energy said in a press release:

The utility claims that heating costs in many homes and businesses this winter will increase by double-digit rates. Consumers Energy’s Josh Paciorek told 9&10News that the funding is part of $12 million in food, transportation, and energy assistance from the Consumers Energy Foundation. The consumer energy contained in the available pots helps meet the $300,000 heating bill for hundreds of Michigan veterans.