In response to the floods that took place in the Bayou-Lafayette region of Louisiana and other events that have damaged several areas of the country, Legrand North America has set up a relief fund through the Red Cross. Legrand’s donation to the Red Cross will help provide food, shelter and comfort to those impacted by storms, fires and other natural disasters that occur across the United States.
Over the next 90 days, Legrand employees are encouraged to make donations to the Red Cross, and the company will match employee contributions up to a total of $100,000, with a minimum corporate donation of $50,000.
“We recognize the importance to help provide assistance to the people and regions affected by such events,” said, Alessandra Adnani, data quality manager and Legrand Better Communities Committee leader. “Our employees share a sense of responsibility to come together and assist the Red Cross in helping communities recover and rebuild as quickly as possible.”
The Red Cross responds to nearly 66,000 disasters per year—including single-family and apartment home residents, and citywide crisis. One of their recent relief operations launched in Louisiana, is anticipated to cost at least $30 million. As a 501(c)(3) public charity, the American Red Cross relies upon the support of Americans to fulfill its mission.