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Rhode Island Red Cross Welcomes New Disaster Response Vehicle

Rhode Island Red Cross Welcomes New Disaster Response Vehicle
We are grateful to National Grid for their generous donation to the Red Cross

Sport Utility Vehicle Generously Donated by National Grid

National Grid is partnering with the American Red Cross to provide a disaster response vehicle to be used in Rhode Island to deliver the Red Cross mission.

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new vehicle was held earlier this month at National Grid’s North Kingstown facility to welcome the new SUV into the Red Cross fleet of disaster response vehicles.

“We are grateful to National Grid for their generous donation to the Red Cross,” said Susan Roberts, Executive Director, Rhode Island Red Cross. “This new vehicle allows the Red Cross to be where we are needed, when we are needed.”

The new Chevy Traverse AWD is vital in supporting service delivery and the generous donation from National Grid will enable the Red Cross to continually assist those in Rhode Island

The new vehicle will be used for disaster action team operations, including responding to home fires, preparedness activities including the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign and Pillowcase Project, disaster operations including large scale disaster response functions, volunteer recruitment and support activities, and general territory management and administrative support activities.

“Our community partnerships mean everything to us at National Grid,” said Bill Flaherty, director of Community and Customer Relations at National Grid.  “The Red Cross does crucially important work for our communities and we are happy to support their first responder efforts with this vehicle.”

National Grid supports Red Cross programs and disaster relief efforts across it’s US footprint.

Including as a Ready 365 Platinum Level Partner for the American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region.

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 or visit us on Twitter at @RIRedCross.

About National Grid:

National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company that supplies the energy for more than 20 million people through its networks in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast. National Grid also operates systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain. 

National Grid is transforming its electricity and natural gas networks to support the 21st century digital economy with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions. Read more about the innovative projects happening across our footprint in our US President’s eBook, The Democratization of Energy.

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