NOVI, Mich. (May 27, 2020) –As the nation rallies to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, ITC Michigan is committing funding to support disaster relief agencies that provide mental health and substance abuse support throughout Michigan. The relief effort is part of ITC’s two-phase funding commitment to support relief agencies throughout its seven-state footprint.
“ITC Michigan has always taken an active role in the communities we serve,” said Simon Whitelocke, president of ITC Michigan. “During this extraordinary time, there are tremendous humanitarian needs across our home state. We felt it was our company’s responsibility to step up and support organizations that are making a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of so many people.”
May is Mental Health Month. While nearly one in five U.S. adults will experience mental illness during their lifetime, right now, many people are facing unique challenges that are impacting their mental health. ITC will provide funding to support the work of the STATE OF MICHIGAN and its Covid-19 efforts, PROTECT THE HEROES, CAMP LIBERTY, COMMON GROUND, CARE OF SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN, ARBOR CIRCLE, and CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES OF SAGINAW. Previous relief funds were provided by ITC earlier this year to food charities throughout Michigan’s lower peninsula, and the City of Detroit Coronavirus Testing program to help transport residents to designated COVID-19 testing sites.
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 see HTTPS://WWW.ITC-HOLDINGS.COM/COMMUNITY-APPROACH/PHILANTHROPY.
About ITC Michigan
ITC Holdings Corp., the nation’s largest independent electricity transmission company based in Novi, Michigan, owns and operates two subsidiaries in the state: ITCTransmission and METC (collectively, ITC Michigan). The two systems comprise approximately 8,700 circuit miles of transmission line serving most of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. 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.
Kelly Fulford, 248-496-1170, KFULFORD@ITCTRANSCO.COM