Legrand to Donate up to $100k in Matched Employee Contributions to Red Cross Natural Disaster Relief Efforts
WEST HARTFORD, CONN., September 26, 2016 – In response to the damaging floods that took place in the Bayou-Lafayette region of Louisiana and other recent catastrophes that have devastated several areas of the country, Legrand North America, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, has set up a relief fund through the Red Cross. Legrand’s donation to the Red Cross will help provide food, shelter and comfort to those impacted by major storms, fires and other natural disasters that occur across the United States.
Over the next 90 days, Legrand employees are encouraged to make donations to the Red Cross, and the company will match employee contributions up to a total of $100,000, with a minimum corporate donation of $50,000.
“We recognize the importance of companies like ours to help provide significant assistance to the people and regions affected by such devastating events,” said, Alessandra Adnani, Data Quality Manager and Legrand Better Communities Committee Leader. “Our employees share a sense of responsibility to come together and assist the Red Cross in helping all communities recover and rebuild as quickly as possible.”
The Red Cross responds to nearly 66,000 disasters per year—including single-family and apartment home residents, and citywide crisis. One of their most recent relief operations launched in Louisiana, is anticipated to cost at least $30 million. As a 501(c)(3) public charity, the American Red Cross relies upon the support of generous Americans to fulfill its mission.
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. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including in particular connectable products enhancing value in use. Legrand reported sales of $5.3 billion in 2015. Legrand has a strong presence in North America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Solarfective, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. 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.
Sarah Whitney, Legrand, North America
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