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Legrand donates $50,000 to the American Red Cross

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Legrand’s support helps to enable the Red Cross to provide assistance after disasters

West Harford based company donates to disaster relief

Legrand North America, the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, has made a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund. Headquartered in West Hartford, Connecticut, Legrand will also match employee contributions up to a total of $100,000.

Inspired by the devastating and historic flooding in Louisiana this past August, which impacted thousands of residents, Legrand’s donation to Red Cross disaster relief will be used to help the Red Cross prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters.

“We’re grateful to Legrand for this generous gift to help support the important work of the Red Cross,” said Mario Bruno, CEO, American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region. “On average the Red Cross responds to nearly 66,000 disasters each year, and here in Connecticut we respond to about 600. Legrand’s support helps to enable the Red Cross to provide immediate emergency assistance for those impacted by disasters.”

“When natural disasters strike, we are all neighbors. The ability of those affected to rebound in these times of adversity depends on the support of many, including the services of the American Red Cross.  We see our contribution, and that of our employees, as a way to help the Red Cross fulfill its vital mission of providing relief and aiding recovery” said John Selldorff, CEO, Legrand, North America. 

HOW TO HELP

Like Legrand, you or your company can help people affected by disasters like flooding, home fires and countless other crises by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-REDCROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/ct or visit us on Twitter at @CTRedCross.

About Legrand:

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.