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Legrand North America Donates $161K to Veterans

Legrand North America Donates $161K to Veterans

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — During two annual sales meetings earlier this year, three Legrand divisions (Electrical Wiring Systems, Building Control Systems, and Data Communications) ­held fundraisers to benefit Building Homes for Heroes. The two events combined, one in Washington, D.C. and the other in San Antonio, Texas, raised more than $80,000 (USD), which was matched dollar for dollar by Legrand, for a total donation of $161,000. The funds, raised by Legrand sales teams, executive leaders, and participating partners, including Superior Essex, will be used to build new homes for veterans, and to install appropriate home automation technologies.

A portion of this year’s donation will support United States Air Force Captain Nathan Nelson, who was seriously injured during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan.

In addition to the monetary contribution, Legrand will also donate home automation and electrical solutions that will make life easier for him and other wounded veterans. The products include: Intuity home automation and radiant RF lighting controls, which allow residents to regulate the lights and electrical outlets in their home via smartphone apps, Wattstopper sensors that automatically turn lights on when an individual enters the room and turn off when the room is unoccupied, and Plugmold multi-outlet power strips for USB charging. Once construction on the new home in Florida is complete, Captain Nelson will reside there with his wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Eva.

“We’re really proud of the way Legrand stepped up and showed their support for our veterans, and for the wonderful work Building Homes for Heroes is doing on behalf of those members of the U.S. Armed Forces who return home with serious injuries,” said Paul Finnegan, executive vice president of sales at the Data Communications Division of Legrand. “We hope the collective efforts of Legrand team members will help veterans transition back to civilian life, as well as demonstrate our deep gratitude for their service to our country.”

This is the second year that Legrand has donated the proceeds from its national sales meeting fundraiser to Building Homes for Heroes, raising more than $250K to date.

To learn more about Building Homes for Heroes and how to get involved, visit


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