Michigan Gas Utilities (MGU) employees are making a memorable impact in their communities after a standout year of working safely. Last quarter, employees voted to direct $2,500 in donations each to Big Brothers Big Sisters — Southern Lake Michigan Region and The Salvation Army.

The donations are part of the Safety Charity Challenge, a companywide program to encourage employees to live and work safely while positively impacting their local communities. Each quarter that safety goals are met, employees have the opportunity to direct contributions toward one of several charities.

The two $2,500 donations were in recognition of employees’ impressive safety results in the fourth quarter and throughout 2022.

In total, MGU employees directed $12,500 toward charitable organizations through the Safety Charity Challenge last year.

Big Brothers Big Sisters — Southern Lake Michigan Region is a nonprofit organization that provides mentoring and develops relationships between adults and youth. Adult volunteers are paired with children to help them develop personal confidence, strengthen relationships and achieve success in school and their community.

The Salvation Army serves individuals and families in need through several community programs and resources. The nonprofit organization provides shelter for people facing housing insecurity, delivers more than 56 million meals each year through its food pantries and meal programs and offers educational, treatment and employment services to help both children and adults. MGU’s donation is supporting Salvation Army chapters in Benton Harbor, Grand Haven, Hillsdale and Monroe.

Big Brothers Big Sisters — Southern Lake Michigan Region and The Salvation Army are among the dozens of nonprofit organizations MGU supports every year.

Learn more about MGU’s charitable giving