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

The donation is 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, employees who meet their safety goals have the opportunity to direct a contribution toward one of several charities.

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Most recently, they selected Talons Out Honor Flight, a Portage, Michigan, based nonprofit organization that flies southern Michigan military veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials created in their honor. Talons Out Honor Flight provides each veteran with an all-expenses-paid trip to experience the memorials and landmarks honoring their service. These sites include the Vietnam War Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and memorials for each branch of the armed forces. The organization has flown more than 1,500 local veterans to see their memorials since it was formed.

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

Learn more about the company’s charitable giving.