Cook Nuclear Plant’s long-standing commitment to community relations, nuclear education and
non-profit agency support has resulted in outstanding local relationships and returned support
from the community.
The Heart of Cook grant program is executed by an employee committee, who reviews grant applications and awards about 30 area non-profits more than $50,000 annually. Cook sponsors, and employees build, a home each year for the local Habitat for Humanity chapter.
Additional large contributions include a company 50 percent match to employee contributions to United Way, the local Red Cross Chapter, the Lake Michigan College Veterans Assistance Fund, Cornerstone Alliance and Lakeland Regional Medical Foundation.
The plant maintains close relationships with local law enforcement, donating and sponsoring special initiatives such as the Berrien County bomb dog program.
Earth Day is always a big day. Every year the Cook Environmental section sponsors a tree planting with different schools and communities.
The Heart of Cook Grant program provides regional non-profits with $55,000 in grants.
Every summer, Cook plays a big part in the Berrien County Youth Fair sponsoring various activities, purchasing livestock and providing information to fair goers.
The more than 1,100 employees provide ample support for the regular Red Cross blood drives. Drives at Cook are typically the largest in the region.
Cook not only annually sponsors a Habitat for Humanity home for the local chapter, but Cook employees build it as well.
Community support has to be earned – and Cook has a long history of support, educational outreach and transparency.