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Workers help fund all-terrain wheelchairs for veterans

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Fundraising by employees at an electric transmission company is helping get nine all-terrain wheelchairs to veterans in Michigan, Iowa, Oklahoma and Kansas.

Novi-based ITC Holdings Corp. is working with Paralyzed Veterans of America to get the wheelchairs to veterans and groups. They allow users to more easily participate in activities such as hunting and fishing that aren't as accessible in a traditional wheelchair.

Michael Harris of the Paralyzed Veterans of America's Michigan chapter says the wheelchairs "will assist veterans to further pursue their outdoor passion."

Camp Liberty, which serves veterans and their families, is getting one of the Action Trackchair wheelchairs. The camp operates on 137 acres in southern Michigan's Jackson County.

Two are going to the Iowa chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America. Others will go to individual veterans.

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