Legrand, North and Central America Continues Support of Building Homes for Heroes® with Latest Home Gifting
WEST HARTFORD, CT – November 25, 2019 –Legrand, North and Central America, continues to show its proud support of those who serve our country by providing product donations and volunteering time to complete the latest Building Homes for Heroes® home gifted to a local injured veteran last week.
Army Specialist Craig Hall received his new home, located in Glastonbury, Connecticut, last Wednesday, making this the 200th home that has been modified or gifted mortgage-free to a veteran through the Building Homes for Heroes program. Building Homes for Heroes began gifting homes to injured veterans in 2006 following the founder’s experience volunteering in the search-and-rescue following the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. They are now a nationwide organization seeking to provide a home every 11 days, on average to an injured veteran.
Legrand has supported the Building Homes for Heroes program, as part of its Better Communities initiative for five years with fundraising efforts and product donations from the company’s different divisions. Legrand’s Better Communities Initiative supports employee volunteer and philanthropic efforts throughout the nation to help people enjoy healthier, more productive and rewarding lives.
“We are honored to partner with such a highly respected company in Legrand to gift a home to Army Specialist Craig Hall and his family,” said Andy Pujol, founder and CEO of Building Homes for Heroes. “Together, we are providing not only a foundation for Specialist Hall, but a hopeful path to a bright future with the opportunity to reach dreams he may have never thought imaginable when injured.”
This new home is specially designed for Hall who lost is left leg below the knee in Iraq 12 years ago. The home is outfitted with a range of Legrand switches, dimmers, outlets and wall plates from the radiant® collection as well as a Nuvo Bluetooth-enabled table top 2.1 speaker system.
“Legrand is proud to play a small role in supporting veterans through the outstanding work of the Building Homes for Heroes organization," said John Selldorff, CEO, Legrand North and Central America. "It’s wonderful to know Specialist Hall will be able to enjoy his new home with his family for the upcoming holiday season and for many years to come.”
Building Homes for Heroes is a national non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization that is strongly committed to transforming and rebuilding lives by supporting brave men and women who were injured while serving our country. The organization builds or modifies homes and gifts them mortgage-free to veterans and their families.
About Legrand and Legrand, North and Central America
Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.6 billion in 2016. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines that includes AFCO Systems, C2G, Cablofil, Chief, Connectrac, Da-Lite, Electrorack, Finelite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Sanus, Solarfective, Vaddio, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is a member of the Science Based Targets Initiative, and is acknowledged as one of the most sustainable companies in the world. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating, and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) www.legrand.us.
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