Legrand, North and Central America Donates Over $100,000 to Building Homes for Heroes®
WEST HARTFORD, Connecticut. February 10, 2020 — Legrand, North and Central America, today announced a donation of $102,000 to the national, non-profit Building Homes for Heroes® organization. The donations come from two Legrand divisions: Electrical Wiring Systems and the Audio-Video Division, during their annual sales meetings earlier this month. Events in Atlanta and Minneapolis raised $51,000 from employees and partner agencies which was matched dollar by dollar by Legrand. All funds raised will be used to build new homes for veterans.
Support for Building Homes for Heroes has become an annual event at Legrand’s sales meetings and to date, Legrand has raised over $400,000 for the organization. Legrand has contributed to the Building Homes for Heroes organization, as part of its Better Communities program, for the past seven years with fundraising efforts and product donations from the company’s different divisions. Legrand’s Better Communities Program supports employee volunteer and philanthropic efforts throughout the nation focused on home and housing programs, the greening of schools, and providing disaster preparation and relief.
“The generosity of our teams contributing to Building Homes for Heroes has been overwhelming and we are proud to continue our support of the organization," said John Selldorff, CEO, Legrand North and Central America. "The brave individuals who serve our country and protect our freedom deserve the highest level of care and respect and we appreciate the opportunity to make a positive impact on their lives upon returning home.”
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 the 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. Drawing on an approach that involves all teams and stakeholders, Legrand is pursuing its strategy of profitable and sustainable growth driven by acquisitions and innovation, with a steady flow of new offerings—including connected products stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand is one of the most sustainable companies in the world, as ranked by the Corporate Knights, and is committed to achieving carbon, water, and waste reductions in its operations, deepening its community relationships, and continuously improving the environmental profile of its products. Legrand reported sales of around $7.1 billion (USD) in 2018. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, www.legrand.us.
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