CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (April 6, 2020) – As the nation rallies to support the fight against the pandemic, ITC Midwest is committing $175,000 in disaster relief funding to support agencies in need throughout its footprint in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin. The funding will be distributed in two rounds – the first for food charities and the second to support mental health and substance abuse agencies.
“ITC Midwest has always taken an active role in the communities we serve by offering support beyond providing reliable energy,” said ITC Midwest President Dusky Terry. “During these unprecedented times, there are tremendous needs across the country. Given the significant need being experienced from food charities, we felt it was important to step up to support organizations that can make an immediate impact in this region.”
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 Midwest will provide funding to support the work of the food charities listed HERE.
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 Midwest ITC Midwest operates nearly 6,700 circuit miles of electrical 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 ITC MIDWEST.