Michigan Gas Utilities (MGU) employees care deeply about the communities where they live and work. That’s why this summer, employees chose to donate $2,500 to Talons Out Honor Flight.

The donation is part of MGU’s Safety Charity Challenge, a companywide program to encourage employees to live and work safely while positively impacting their local communities. Each quarter when their safety goals are met, employees have the opportunity to direct a contribution toward one of several charities.

The most recent donation was made to Talons Out Honor Flight, a Portage, Michigan, based nonprofit organization. Talons Out Honor Flight allows armed forces veterans to fly to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials built in their honor. Participating veterans receive a one-day, all-expenses paid trip to visit the landmarks and memorials honoring their service, including the Vietnam War Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.

Since 2013, Talons Out Honor Flight has flown more than 1,300 veterans from across southern Michigan to Washington, D.C.

Talons Out Honor Flight is one of dozens of nonprofit organizations MGU is proud to support every year.

Learn more about MGU’s charitable giving