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ITC Great Plains Supports Pandemic Response With Disaster Relief Funding

TOPEKA, Kan. (April 7, 2020) – As the nation rallies to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, ITC Great Plains is committing disaster relief funding to support food charities in its Kansas and Oklahoma footprint.

“ITC Great Plains takes an active role in the communities where our employees live, work and serve,” said ITC Great Plains President Brett Leopold. “During this extraordinary time, there is a critical need across the country for those who are food insecure. Given this tremendous need, we felt it was our company’s responsibility to support organizations that can make a broad and immediate impact in this region. We’re also assessing subsequent funding opportunities to support organizations that provide critical mental health and substance abuse services.”

Food banks, pantries and soup kitchens are reporting a significant increase in demand for their services at a time when many are struggling to secure the supplies and resources needed to survive the national COVID-19 crisis. In its first round of distribution, ITC will provide funding to support the work of the Kansas Food Bank, Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma Southern Branch and Meals on Wheels of Eastern Kansas. For more information, please visit ITC GREAT PLAINS.

Through its Charitable Giving Program, ITC awards grants to qualified nonprofit organizations that deliver charitable services in the communities it serves. Grants support programs and projects that reflect ITC’s focus on education, environmental stewardship, social services, health and wellness, and arts and culture. ITC is streamlining the process for its upcoming grant cycles to focus on two areas of giving announced today. For more information, please click HERE

About ITC Great Plains
ITC Great Plains, LLC is a transmission-only utility operating in the Southwest Power Pool region. The company operates approximately 470 circuit miles of transmission lines in Kansas and Oklahoma. ITC Great Plains maintains regional offices in Dodge City, Topeka and Wichita, Kansas, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ITC Great Plains is a subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., the largest independent electric transmission company in the U.S. For further information visit WWW.ITC-HOLDINGS.COM. ITC is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry. For further information visit WWW.FORTISINC.COM.

Media Contact:
Liz Hunt, APR | ITC Great Plains – 918-277-4868; EHUNT@ITCTRANSCO.COM