Jackson neighborhood get surprise turkey dinners

Jackson neighborhood get surprise turkey dinners

Turkey dinners delivered to customers by Consumers Energy employees

So, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, employees gave back to their customers affected by this work. About 600 turkey dinners were assembled and delivered in Jackson, Saginaw and Warren.

In Jackson, 150 dinners were assembled outside a warehouse on W. Michigan Avenue and delivered in the area of First and Franklin streets. Turkeys and everything to make a proper Thanksgiving meal, including dessert, were part of the delivery.

“So this is an opportunity for us to get together and to say thank you,” said Consumers employee Curtis Hays Jr. “Thank you for having us in your neighborhood and thank you for putting up with the inconvenience we present to you.”

This is the fifth year of the program, with employees raising $17,000 for this years effort. Over the five years, $70,000 has been raised resulting in over 2,600 dinners.

JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) — Consumers Energy went door to door in Jackson on Wednesday, but not to read your meter – they handed out turkeys.

Dinners were packed fresh on Wednesday morning and delivered between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on the block of 200 First St. in Jackson.

The reason behind the kind donation was to thank customers for their patience and cooperation during 2018 natural gas reliability projects performed by Consumers.

Brian Wheeler, Senior Public Information Director Consumers Energy/CMS Energy explained that the 2018 work included replacing vintage natural gas mains, services and/or meters in some Jackson neighborhoods. Also, that employees replaced over 18,000 feet of pipe and 1,100 service lines that run to homes.

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