Legrand North and Central America recently announced employees and company leadership raised $98,750 in its disaster relief fundraiser for the American Red Cross. All money raised through employee contributions and corporate matching “will provide assistance to the people and regions affected by recent natural disasters throughout the country,” according to the company announcement.
For the second consecutive year, Legrand President and CEO John Selldorff and data quality manager and Legrand Better Communities Committee Leader Alyssa Adnani encouraged the entire North and Central American employee population to donate, with a company match up to $50,000.
“We are extremely proud to be able to support this important cause,” said Selldorff in the Legrand announcement. “In addition to monetary donations, our employees have shown their generosity through the organization of supply drives and organized blood drives.”
Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast on Aug. 25, the U.S. and its territories have withstood a barrage of natural disasters—including Hurricanes Irma and Maria—and is in the midst of another as many struggle to overcome the wildfires that swept across the Napa Valley in California.
The Red Cross responds to nearly 66,000 incidents every year—ranging from single-family disasters to city- and region-wide crises. One recent relief operation underway in Louisiana is anticipated to cost at least $30 million.
“At Legrand, we feel a strong sense of responsibility to assist in the recovery efforts of the many unfortunate natural disasters that have occurred in our country,” said Adnani. “We are deeply committed to helping improve the lives of those in the communities where we live and work, and this includes coming to the aid of those in need in difficult times.”
Earlier this year, Lone Star Communications president Bailey brought about 8,000 pounds of food, water, and medical supplies from Austin to Hurricane Harvey victims in Beaumont, Texas. He served five round-trip flights as part of Angel Flight, a free air transportation program with which he’s been involved since 2004.