Hundreds of National Grid employees gathered at a number of locations, including the company’s headquarters at Hicksville, Long Island, Nov. 6, to create holiday cards to send to military personnel overseas and war veterans at home as part of the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign.
“The American Red Cross on Long Island is proud to partner with National Grid on our Holiday Mail for Heroes Campaign,” said John Miller, CEO of the Long Island Red Cross. “It’s important to keep the members of our military in our thoughts, particularly during the holiday season. National Grid and John Bruckner, its president of Long Island transmission and distribution, and a Long Island Red Cross board member, have been strong partners of the American Red Cross, not only today but in our response to both Hurricanes Irene and Sandy."
“This is a special day for National Grid when we take time to recognize our veterans and all that they have done for our country," said Bruckner, addressing employees in Hicksville. “It is important to let the men and women overseas know that we are supporting them and to send a little piece of home to them that, will hopefully brighten their day. We are proud to be partnering in this event with great organization like the Red Cross.”
The Holiday Mail for Heroes program is the effort of the American Red Cross to enable Americans to “Give Something That Means Something” this holiday season. The Red Cross is inviting the public to send cards of thanks, encouragement, and holiday cheer to members of our U.S. Armed Forces, veterans, and their military families, many of whom will be far away from home and serving in harm’s way this holiday. To learn more, visit www.redcross.org/holidaymail.
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/li or visit us on Twitter at @LIRedCross.