NOVI, Mich., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunting, fishing and other outdoor pursuits are often out of reach for paralyzed military veterans. With the help of ITC employees, more veterans will have access to outdoor pursuits with the use of specialized all-terrain wheelchairs.
Through charitable contributions from employees, ITC has raised funds to purchase nine track chairs from Action Trackchairs to be used by veterans in communities in Michigan, Iowa, Oklahoma and Kansas.
"These chairs will assist veterans to further pursue their outdoor passion, by providing mobility and freedom," said Michael Harris of the Michigan Chapter, Paralyzed Veterans of America. "We thank ITC employees for their support in helping our paralyzed veterans stay active."
Joe Welch, chairman, president and CEO of ITC Holdings Corp. said, "The work that the PVA performs for veterans – not only helping them with mobility through the use of track chairs, but helping them maintain their quality of life by reintroducing them to sports as well as doing research on spinal cord injuries is critical to better treat and help veterans and others in the future. I am grateful for our generosity toward this cause, I know it's one that many of us hold very near to our hearts."
ITC will present funds to the Paralyzed Veterans of American on Veterans Day, Wed., Nov. 11, 2015 at 10 a.m. at its corporate headquarters in Novi, Mich. Representatives from Camp Liberty, an outdoor recreation center that aids in the reintegration of military members, will also be on-site as a recipient organization.
[Editor's Note: This event is not open to the public.]
About Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For nearly 70 years, we have ensured that veterans have received the benefits earned through their service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis. As a partner for life, Paralyzed Veterans also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation and advocates for veterans and all people with disabilities. With more than 70 offices and 34 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. (www.pva.org)
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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