The effects of the COVID-19 virus have been widespread, from the health of those infected to the financial insecurity this crisis has created. Nonprofits are working tirelessly to help families and communities through this pandemic.

This is why the DTE Energy Foundation has provided support to non-profit organizations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Louisiana where DTE Energy has Gas Storage & Pipeline presence. This is in addition to the significant investments that the Foundation has made in Michigan, where both DTE and the DTE Foundation are headquartered.

The non-profits are focused on helping individuals, families and communities weather the COVID-19 crisis by supplying food, shelter and other basic needs in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Louisiana.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis unlike anything we have seen before. Our communities need help to meet basic needs for their citizens,” said David Slater, president & COO, Gas Storage & Pipelines at DTE Energy. “The DTE Foundation has joined forces with critical nonprofits to ensure the communities where we live, work and serve are receiving necessary assistance during these trying times.”

The collection of community foundations and organizations to receive support include:

  • The Community Foundation of The Endless Mountains in Montrose, PA
  • Green County Community Foundation in Washington, PA
  • Foundation for Appalachian Ohio in Nelsonville, OH
  • Your Community Foundation of North Central WV in Morgantown, WV
  • Mountaineer Food Bank in Gassaway, WV
  • Community Foundation of North Louisiana in DeSoto parish
  • Central Louisiana Community Foundation in Sabine and Vernon parishes
  • Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana in Beauregard and Cameron parishes
  • United Way of Lewis County
  • United Way of Monogalia & Preston Counties
  • United Way of Susquehanna County

“We were thrilled to receive the generous grant from the DTE Foundation to aid us in our response to the COVID-19 crisis. The DTE Foundation has been a tremendous partner to Mountaineer Food Bank, and we’re grateful to have their continued support during this difficult time,” said Chad Morrison, Mountaineer Food Bank executive director. “During the month of March, we saw a 30% increase in demand for assistance, and have been working diligently to meet the need. These funds will help us acquire and distribute Emergency Food Boxes to feed children, families, and seniors facing uncertainty in our communities.”