ITC Midwest has awarded $10,000 to support tree replanting in Hiawatha following the August 2020 derecho. The contributions are part of ITC Midwest’s ongoing commitment to support tree-replanting initiatives in communities throughout the derecho storm zone.
“We know firsthand the devastation sustained during the derecho, and we’re pleased to support tree replanting initiatives throughout our service territory,” said ITC Midwest president Dusky Terry. “ITC Midwest’s commitment to the communities we serve extends beyond power restoration. Trees are essential for our environment, our community, and our quality of life.”
In Hiawatha, the ITC Midwest funding will be earmarked to purchase new trees for derecho-damaged areas in public parks and recreational areas across the city. ITC Midwest is also supporting other tree-replanting initiatives in communities throughout the derecho storm zone, including Cedar Rapids and Marion.
In 2020 and 2021, ITC Midwest provided more than $560,000 in funding to support pandemic and derecho disaster relief to various organizations throughout its service territory. 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.