The American Red Cross recognized National Grid, a local energy company with significant operations in New York, for its support of Red Cross disaster response work through the annual Disaster Giving Program.
Members of the Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program pledge donations on an ongoing basis, in advance of major disasters, to help the Red Cross ensure an immediate response to meet the needs of those affected by disasters of all sizes, at no cost and regardless of income.
"Thanks to the support of National Grid and other companies and foundations, the Red Cross can immediately respond to the needs of people impacted by disaster in the United States," said Gail McGovern, American Red Cross president and chief executive officer. "Members of this program generously help create a reliable funding base for disaster relief services, providing food, shelter, emotional support and other essential assistance to disaster victims."
"National Grid is proud to partner with The American Red Cross and other partners to support the vital services they provide in times of crises," said Ken Daly, president, National Grid New York. "As a local gas and electric company we join the Red Cross and the teams of first responders when disaster strikes. Our employees have worked side by side with Red Cross volunteers during disasters such as those brought on by Hurricane Sandy, so we know and appreciate all they do to bring relief when our customers and communities need it most. This is a partnership that helps protect and save lives."
Other members of the annual Disaster Giving Program include major leading companies such as 3M; Altria Group; Aon; Bank of America; BNY Mellon; Briggs & Stratton Corporation; Caterpillar Inc.; Cisco Foundation; Citi Foundation; The Clorox Company; Community Safety Foundation funded by AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah Insurance Exchange; ConAgra Foods Foundation; Costco Wholesale Corporation; Darden Restaurants, Inc.; Dell Inc.; Discover; Disney; Dr Pepper Snapple Group; Edison International; FedEx Corporation, GE Foundation; Hewlett-Packard Company Foundation; The Home Depot Foundation; Humble Bundle; John Deere Foundation; Johnson Controls; Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Kraft Foods Group; Lowe's Companies, Inc.; Merck Co. Foundation; Mondelez International; Nationwide Insurance Foundation, Northrop Grumman; Optum; PepsiCo and the PepsiCo Foundation; Southwest Airlines; Sprint; State Farm; State Street; Target; Texas Instruments; The TJX Companies, Inc.; UnitedHealthcare; University of Phoenix; UPS; US Airways; Walmart; WellPoint Foundation and Wells Fargo.
People can join the Annual Disaster Giving Program members in supporting Red Cross Disaster Relief and help provide food, shelter, emotional support and other assistance to the victims of thousands of disasters across the country each year. Visit redcross.org or call 1-800-733-2767 to make a donation.