Energy Provider Will Donate $1 for Every $2 Raised, up to $100
Detroit, Mich., April 10, 2023 – Habitat for Humanity of Michigan and Consumers Energy have teamed once again to provide financial support to Habitat affiliates with a goal of raising $300,000 by the end of July. Habitat for Humanity Detroit has set a local goal of $300,000 to help fund critical housing needs in Detroit.
Through the Power of Home campaign, Consumers Energy will donate $1 for every $2 raised through individual Habitat donations, up to $100,000.
“For over a decade, Consumers Energy and Habitat for Humanity of Michigan have partnered to help provide critical housing funds to communities across Michigan, and we are proud to continue that support this year through the Power of Home campaign,” said Brian Lewis, Consumers Energy’s Executive Director of Customer Operations. “This effort helps to raise funds that are used to provide safe and affordable housing. These homes are also energy-efficient, helping us to eliminate energy waste and better protect the planet. We are grateful to be part of this partnership and for everything Habitat does to support our state.”
In the past nine years (2013-2022) Power of Home (formerly Home Run for Habitat) campaigns have successfully raised nearly $1.9 million from 4,900 public donors, bringing the total raised/matched to more than $2.9 million. Consumers Energy provided $1 million in matching funds for Habitat affiliates by its donation of $1 for every $2 raised through individual donations.
Every dollar given to our Power of Home campaign directly impacts the lives of current and future homeowners across Detroit, and Gabby Flores is living proof of this success.
Growing up, Flores moved around a lot, never really having a “family home.” She had to take a responsible role early in her life to help support her family. This experience instilled dreams of financial stability, planting home roots, and being the best mom she could be for her daughters.
Starting with financial stability, she worked her way up to a management position in her professional life. With that accomplished, she set her sights on homeownership and planting roots through a permanent home.
“Since beginning her partnership with Habitat Detroit in May of 2022 the entire Flores family has sprung into action by building sweat equity hours as a volunteer at builds, attending events and classes, and working diligently to increase their buying power. When their hard work finally paid off, Gabby was overcome with emotion when her dreams of plating gardens, fostering family traditions, and building stability for her children were realized,” says Stephanie Osterland, Habitat Detroit’s Executive Director.
“Habitat Detroit has changed my life by helping me become a homeowner and allowing me to play a role in the homeownership journey for other Habitat families,” says Flores. “Most importantly my daughters see that with hard work and dedication they too can become homeowners.”
The Habitat Detroit Homeownership program was established to help build wealth, assets, and opportunities for the next generation of Detroit families. By giving today, you will make more journeys like this possible. Please join our efforts in building a stronger community, safer homes, and endless hope for neighbors like Gabby. We cannot do this without you!
In order to receive the Consumers Energy match, all donations must be made through the online giving platform Classy.