Entries by Anne O'Dell

Serving up Seniors across Michigan

A hot meal, a warm smile and a touch of holiday cheer is how nearly 22,000 seniors were greeted this past holiday during DTE Energy’s eighth annual Holiday Meals on Wheels program. What once began as a focused effort in Detroit serving 5,000 homebound and vulnerable citizens throughout Detroit, Hamtramck, Harper Woods, Highland Park and […]

‘Tis the Season to do good

As people across Michigan begin to deck the halls and celebrate the holiday season, DTE Energy and the DTE Energy Foundation are using their power for good and making this season merry and bright. From Manistee to Monroe, Grand Rapids to Detroit – we’re spreading the holiday cheer and giving back to our communities. Here’s […]

10 tips to prepare you in case of a home fire

Each year, the American Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters – one every eight minutes – and most of them are home fires. Home fires can happen quickly, devastating both lives and property. Since 2014, the DTE Energy Foundation has partnered with the American Red Cross for its Home Fire Campaign to install more […]

7 tips to revamp your workforce campaign

The traditional model of the internal workforce campaign is shifting. Research shows that the workforce of the future expects employers to support their involvement with causes they care about, and plays a big role in their decision to work for or with potential employers. As expectations rise, companies must intertwine social responsibility and employee engagement, […]

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 […]