We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service commit $1 million to COVID-19 relief effort

MILWAUKEE -- We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) — part of the WEC Energy Group family of companies — announced Tuesday, April 14 they are contributing $1 million through their charitable foundations to help communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a press release, the foundations will provide grants to nonprofit organizations supporting front-line efforts — primarily hospitals, first responders and food pantries.

“At a time like this, our commitment to the safety and welfare of our employees and the communities we serve has never been more critical,” said Kevin Fletcher, president and CEO — WEC Energy Group. “Our foundations have supported organizations serving our communities for decades. It is in that tradition that we are driven to support these vital services as they face unprecedented challenges.”

To increase the impact of the relief effort, the foundations are earmarking $300,000 of the $1 million to match, dollar for dollar, the personal donations made by employees to organizations fighting the effects of the pandemic.