Entries by Anne O'Dell

Building literacy in Detroit

What began as a simple back-to-school supplies drive and “Stuff The Bus” campaign transformed into a multicultural literacy initiative to benefit Detroit’s Osborn Preparatory Academy. Osborn teachers needed complete novel sets to teach the 700 students. More importantly, they needed books that resonated with their Hmong and African-American students. “Our goal is to help these […]

Unprecedented storm in DTE history; Stay safe, stay warm

Throughout the day Wednesday wind gusts equating to tropical storm levels, just shy of category one hurricane strength, moved across Michigan. As a result, thousands of trees were uprooted, 800,000 customers were impacted and 4,000 power wires went down. These hurricane-like winds caused the largest weather event in DTE’s history. While our crews are working […]

Together, we’re making a difference

For 40 years, DTE Energy and United Way for Southeastern Michigan have been strong partners and advocates, working closely together to create positive change and accelerate growth in our communities. We’ve carried the torch – to give, advocate and volunteer – to ensure that children, adults and families across the region have resources and support […]

Making our communities brighter this holiday season

Throughout the year, DTE Energy employees strive to be a force for growth and prosperity in the communities where we live and serve to make them brighter, healthier and more thriving places to live, work and play. This support makes the homes we live in and the streets our children play on safer, provides educational […]

This mild-mannered DTE employee is a true superhero

Although it’s been a month since Halloween, multicultural specialist Todd Turfe is still anxiously awaiting his new, custom-built Batman costume. Unlike many of those who don costumes in October, he isn’t planning to ring doorbells, visit neighborhood homes or collect candy. He also isn’t planning to fight crime, protect the public or battle any evil […]

DTE Energy’s new Thanksgiving Day parade float is unveiled

Since 1987, DTE Energy has been partnering with the Parade Company to help sustain one of Michigan’s most beloved traditions, America’s Thanksgiving Parade. After three years, the company’s beloved “Know Your Own Power” float will be retired. The float, titled “Caring for our environment,” pays homage to our company’s and foundation’s commitment to sustaining and […]