GRIMES, Iowa (Dec. 5, 2022)– ITC Midwest today presented an Action Trackchair to Tom Ostwald of Grimes, Iowa, through the Paralyzed Veterans of America – Iowa Chapter (PVA). Ostwald’s overall quality of life will be greatly enhanced with the new Action Trackchair.
For several years, ITC Midwest employees have gathered for a summer charity golf outing to raise money toward the purchase of an Action Trackchair donated through the PVA’s Iowa Chapter. Thanks to the generosity of everyone from ITC, the group has raised enough money for the purchase of one Trackchair each year to improve mobility for a veteran. Each Action Trackchair is valued at approximately $13,000, and this is the seventh one to be awarded through the program.
“ITC Midwest is committed to supporting many worthy nonprofits that directly improve the lives of people throughout our service area,” said ITC Midwest President Dusky Terry. “I’m exceedingly proud of ITC employees for supporting the Action Trackchair program in collaboration with the Iowa PVA. It is truly making a life-changing difference in the lives of the veterans who receive these trackchairs.”
“We are sincerely appreciative to everyone at ITC Midwest who has graciously donated to the cause of purchasing Action Trackchairs for use by disabled veterans of the Iowa Chapter,” said Paralyzed Veterans of America – Iowa Chapter Executive Director Kim Gould. “These chairs have made it possible for these veterans to do things that would have never been possible without these gifts of independence.”
First developed 10 years ago, the Action Trackchair is an all-terrain wheelchair that has helped thousands of people worldwide with mobility-related disabilities. With the Action Trackchair, people can enjoy the great outdoors navigating all types of terrain, doing activities they once did or have never been able to do before.
About ITC Midwest ITC Midwest LLC is a subsidiary of ITC Holdings Corp., the largest independent electricity transmission company in the U.S. ITC Midwest operates more than 6,600 circuit miles of transmission lines in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and Missouri, and holds utility status in Wisconsin. ITC Midwest is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and maintains regional operating facilities in Dubuque, Iowa City and Perry, Iowa; and Albert Lea and Lakefield, Minnesota. 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.