ITC Midwest Provides Nearly $300,000 in Disaster Relief Funding This Year

Dec 09, 2020

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (December 10, 2020) – In support of pandemic and derecho disaster relief, ITC Midwest has awarded $292,000 to various organizations aiding those in need during 2020. This includes ITC Midwest’s December disbursement of $42,000 in funding to organizations and initiatives that support the small business community throughout its service territory.

Earlier this year, ITC Midwest provided $175,000 in disaster relief funding to those in need in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois as a result of the pandemic. The company contributed to food charities as well as mental health and substance abuse service agencies throughout its footprint. In addition, ITC Midwest provided $75,000 in derecho disaster relief funding to support communities and those impacted by the severe August storm.

“ITC Midwest’s commitment to the communities we serve extends beyond electric transmission service,” said ITC Midwest President Dusky Terry. “Just as the coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on each of us individually, the impacts are devastating the very backbone of our communities – small businesses. They represent the entrepreneurial spirit and the economic viability of cities and rural towns across the Midwest. That’s why we identified organizations that provide innovative solutions for struggling small businesses for our final round of disaster relief in 2020.”

Specifically, ITC Midwest is providing financial support for the small business support and economic development organizations listed here.

Iowa
NewBoCo – Cedar Rapids
Empower – Cedar Rapids
Small Business Development Center – Ames
Area 15 & Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress – Ottumwa
Perry Chamber of Commerce – Perry
Greater Burlington Partnership – Burlington
Rural Ideas Network – Dubuque

Minnesota
Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA) – Chatfield

Through its Charitable Giving Program, ITC Midwest supports organizations that make a strong, positive social impact and improve the quality of life in the communities served by the company.


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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 nearly 6,700 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.

Media Contact:

Rod Pritchard, ITC Midwest – 319-350-9255; rpritchard@itctransco.com