DTE Energy donates $10M to help low-income families stay safe & warm

Monday, December 3, 2018

Editor’s note: This article was initially published at WXYZ.com.

DTE Energy announced that it is donating $10 million to four Michigan outreach agencies to help low-income residents stay warm and safe during the cold winter months and throughout the year.

The funds can be used to assist those who are struggling to pay current and past due utility bills, and can also be used to support placing them on DTE’s Low Income Self Sufficiency Plan (LSP), which provides for affordable monthly payments based on income and energy usage.

“We’d like to see that every customer eligible for energy assistance is able to receive assistance,” said Mark W. Stiers, president and chief operating officer of DTE Gas, DTE Energy. “Lower temperatures are already upon us, so we have a great sense of urgency to assist Michigan’s most vulnerable. DTE’s $10 million donation will empower our agency partners to help our customers in need stay warm and safe not just for the holidays but year-round.”

The DTE donations will be given to and administered by The Heat and Warmth Fund, The Salvation Army, United Way for Southeastern Michigan and TrueNorth.

For more information on LSP, click here.