National Grid USA Recognized for Contribution to the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program

National Grid USA Recognized for Contribution to the American Red Cross Annual
Disaster Giving Program

Assistance Critical to Enabling Red Cross to Respond to Disasters in the
United States

WASHINGTON, DC, June 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - The American Red
Cross today recognized National Grid USA, headquartered in Waltham, MA, 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 USA and other companies and
foundations, the Red Cross can immediately respond to the needs of people
impacted by disaster in the United States," said American Red Cross President
and CEO Gail McGovern. "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 continue its support of the vital services provided
by the Red Cross in time of crises," said Tom King, National Grid U.S.
president. "As a gas and electric company, we are often among the first
responders on scene helping to restore normalcy when disaster – such as those
brought on by severe weather – strikes the communities in which we serve.
During those unfortunate events, our employees have worked side by side with
Red Cross volunteers. We've been fortunate to witness the invaluable work the
Red Cross does during those times and we know and appreciate all they do to
bring relief when people need it most."

"The generous donations from Annual Disaster Giving Program members help the
Red Cross assist disaster survivors and support volunteers who work tirelessly
at the disaster scene," said Neal Litvack, Red Cross chief development
officer. "All money donated by the program members and by the general public
is essential to our ability to fulfill the mission of the Red Cross."

Other members of the Annual Disaster Giving Program include major leading
companies such as 3M; Altria Group; American Express; Anheuser-Busch
Foundation; Aon; Bank of America; BNY Mellon; Caterpillar Inc.; CHS
Foundation; Cisco Foundation; Citi Foundation; Community Safety Foundation,
funded by CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer; ConAgra Foods Foundation;
Costco Wholesale Corporation; Darden Restaurants Foundation; Dell Inc.;
Discover; Disney; Dr Pepper Snapple Group; eBay Inc.; Edison International;
FedEx Corporation; GE Foundation; Grainger; H-E-B; Hewlett-Packard Company
Foundation; The Home Depot; Humble Bundle; John Deere Foundation; Johnson
Controls; Kimberly-Clark Corporation; Kraft Foods Group Foundation; Lowe's
Companies, Inc.; Mazda North American Operations; Medtronic; Meijer; Merck &
Co., Inc.; Mondelēz International Foundation; Nationwide Insurance Foundation;
Northrop Grumman Corporation; PepsiCo Foundation; Samsung; Southwest Airlines;
Sprint; State Farm; Target; TD Ameritrade; The TJX Companies, Inc.; United
Airlines; United Technologies Corporation; University of Phoenix; UPS; US
Airways; VSP℠ Vision care for life; Walmart; Wawa; 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 or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make
a donation.

About National Grid

National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE:NGG) is an electricity and gas company that
connects consumers to energy sources through its networks. The company is at
the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society - to create
new, sustainable energy solutions for the future and develop an energy system
that underpins economic prosperity in the 21st century. National Grid holds a
vital position at the center of the energy system and it 'joins everything
up'. In the northeast U.S., we connect more than seven million gas and
electric customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern
lifestyles. In Great Britain, we run the gas and electricity systems that our
society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country.
National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in
Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of
natural gas in northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers
in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. For more information please visit
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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
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