ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Schneider Electric Foundation today pledged $100,000 to the American Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts, as communities in Texas and Louisiana attempt to recover from the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Harvey. Additionally, the Schneider Electric Foundation will match all U.S. employee personal donations, doubling their gifts to non-profits supporting Hurricane Harvey disaster relief.
"Our hearts and thoughts go out to the communities who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and Schneider Electric stands with those impacted by the challenges ahead as the recovery effort begins," said Annette Clayton, CEO and President, North America Operations, Schneider Electric. "We are working with our employees in Houston and the surrounding areas, as well as the broader community, to ensure their safety, and will partner with them as we rebuild."
As a business with a major footprint in Louisiana and Texas, particularly Houston, Schneider Electric is working with local employees and customers affected to provide as much assistance and information as possible. The company's operations and services professionals continue to mobilize to ensure that safety is top priority, and to help restore power safely and efficiently. Schneider Electric will be deploying more field service engineers into the region in the coming weeks to support the recovery of such communities as hospitals, schools and businesses.
"Among the many challenges ahead, the risk of electrocution, fire and other safety hazards from damaged and flooded electrical systems is severe. We urge everyone in affected areas to stay safe, follow guidelines from FEMA, and exercise caution before returning to homes and businesses," said Clayton.
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For more information on electrical safety in the wake of the storm, and evaluating and restoring power to water-damaged equipment, please visit the company's hurricane landing page.
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