OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunting, fishing and other outdoor pursuits are often out of reach for paralyzed military veterans. Soon, with the help of ITC employees, more veterans will have access to specialized all-terrain wheelchairs.
Through charitable contributions from its employees, ITC has raised funds to purchase nine track chairs from Action Trackchairs to be used by veterans from communities in Michigan, Iowa, Oklahoma and Kansas.
"I am grateful for our employees' generosity toward this cause, I know many of us hold it near to our hearts," said Joe Welch, chairman, president and CEO of ITC Holdings, Corp. "The work Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) performs is critical to better treating and helping veterans, and others, in the future. PVA not only helps veterans with mobility through the use of track chairs, it but also helps them maintain their quality of life by reintroducing veterans to sports and conducts important research on spinal cord injuries."
ITC is presenting funds to the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) on Veteran's Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at their corporate headquarters in Novi, Mich. Then, one Oklahoma veteran will be identified by PVA to receive an Action Trackchair.
About Paralyzed Veterans of America
A congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members – veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.
About ITC Holdings Corp.
ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) is the nation's largest independent electric transmission company. Based in Novi, Michigan, ITC invests in the electric transmission grid to improve reliability, expand access to markets, lower the overall cost of delivered energy and allow new generating resources to interconnect to its transmission systems. Through its regulated operating subsidiaries ITCTransmission, Michigan Electric Transmission Company, ITC Midwest and ITC Great Plains, ITC owns and operates high-voltage transmission facilities in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma, serving a combined peak load exceeding 26,000 megawatts along approximately 15,600 circuit miles of transmission line. ITC's grid development focus includes growth through regulated infrastructure investment as well as domestic and international expansion through merchant and other commercial development opportunities. For more information, please visit ITC's website at www.itc-holdings.com.
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