NOVI, Mich. (April 6, 2020) – As the nation rallies to support the fight against the Pandemic, ITC is committing $500,000 in disaster relief funding to support agencies in need throughout its seven-state footprint. 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 has always taken an active role in the communities we serve by offering support beyond providing reliable energy,” said Linda Apsey, president & CEO, ITC Holdings Corp. “During these unprecedented times, there are tremendous needs across the country. Given the significant outreach we’ve received from a wide range of food charities, we felt it was important to step up to support organizations who can make an immediate impact in this area.”
“We have also heard from industry and health professionals that there may be an increased need for additional mental health and substance abuse services. In anticipation of that need, we are preparing to provide a second round of funding to help scale these efforts in the coming weeks,” Apsey added.
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 is providing relief funds to food charities in Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.
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Through its Charitable Giving Program, ITC awards grants to qualified 501 (c) (3) organizations that deliver charitable services in the counties where ITC operates. Grants support programs and projects that reflect ITC’s giving priorities: education, environmental stewardship, social services, health and wellness and arts and culture. ITC is streamlining the process for our upcoming grant cycles to focus on two areas of giving announced today. For more information, please click HERE.
About ITC Holdings Corp. ITC Holdings Corp. is the largest independent electricity transmission company in the United States. ITC provides transmission grid solutions to improve reliability, expand access to markets, allow new generating resources to interconnect to its systems and lower the overall cost of delivered energy. Through its regulated operating subsidiaries ITCTransmission, Michigan Electric Transmission Company, ITC Midwest and ITC Great Plains, ITC owns and operates high-voltage transmission infrastructure in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, and in development in Wisconsin. These systems serve a combined peak load exceeding 26,000 megawatts along 16,000 circuit miles of transmission line, supported by 700 employees and 1,000 contractors. ITC is based in Novi, Michigan. 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.