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Legrand North and Central America Employee and Company Donations Raise $55,000 for Red Cross Disaster Relief

2019 is the fourth consecutive year Legrand has sponsored a Red Cross fundraiser with employees making personal contributions incentivized by a company match.


WEST HARTFORD, Connecticut, September 10, 2019 Legrand North and Central America, a global innovation leader in power, light, and data technologies for homes, workplaces, and data centers, today announced that its disaster-relief fundraiser for the American Red Cross will make a total contribution of $55,000.

 

2019 is the fourth consecutive year Legrand has sponsored a Red Cross fundraiser with employees making personal contributions incentivized by a company match. All proceeds will be directed to individuals in the Midwest region impacted by the severe weather which produced over 100 tornadoes earlier this year.

 

The Red Cross responds to nearly 66,000 disasters per year—ranging from single-family disasters to city- and region-wide crises. As a 501(c)(3) public charity, the American Red Cross relies on the support of generous Americans to fulfill its mission.

 

“While we have been contributing to the Red Cross for several years, this storm hit close to home as Legrand has multiple facilities throughout the Midwest and two sites located within ten miles of the epicenter of these devastating tornados. Legrand’s employees and facilities were spared a direct hit but the local communities have a substantial rebuilding and recovery effort ahead and we want to play a part in those recovery efforts,” stated John Selldorff, President and CEO, Legrand North and Central America.

 

“The Red Cross is a major partner to our company-wide Better Communities program. We are proud to offer opportunities for our employees to donate to this worthy cause,” added Alyssa Adnani, Data Quality Manager and Better Communities Leader, Legrand North and Central America.

 

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) programLegrand 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 linesLegrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, www.legrand.us.

 

 

 

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