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Consumers Energy Foundation gives $1,925 in grants for volunteerism
Posted: July 10, 2011 - 12:34 PM
The Consumers Energy Foundation has awarded $1,925 in grants to five organizations in Ingham County for outstanding volunteerism by five utility employees and four utility retirees who performed volunteer service over the past year.
Volunteer Investment Program grants recognize:
• Darren Martin, technician II at the Trail Street Lab in Jackson, who performed 75 hours of service with Cub Scout Pack 262 in Mason. A $300 grant will be used for summer camp.
• Tara Ragauss, business support adviser I at the corporate headquarters in Jackson, who performed 60 hours of service with the Wilcox Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization in Holt. A $225 grant will be used for science education.
• Marjorie Longcore, education program manager at the corporate headquarters, and Katherine Lancour, technical assistant III at the Parnall Complex in Jackson, who performed a combined total of 204 hours of service with the Michigan Envirothon in East Lansing. A $750 grant will be used for student scholarships.
Lancour also performed 45 hours of service with the Michigan Arbor Day Alliance in East Lansing. A $225 grant will be used for outreach and education.
• Leon Langridge, senior gas service field leader at the Jackson service center, and retirees Ellen Sweet, Virginia Ryan, Molly Ruble and JoAnn Haag, who performed a total of 510 hours of service with the American Red Cross, Central Lower Michigan Region in Lansing. A $425 grant will be used for emergency services.
Some grants reflect doubled amounts through the foundation's Consumers Energy Employees Providing Service Around Children's Essential Resources Program.
Consumers Energy is a unit of Jackson-based CMS Energy Corp.