Grainger and American Red Cross: A Natural Partnership
“During and after disasters, our customers count on us for batteries, flashlights, generators, safety equipment and more. Stricken neighbors also count on us… for the hot meal, place to rest and compassionate support that our Ready When the Time Comes™ volunteers generously provide.”
James T. Ryan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Grainger
American Red Cross—a natural partner for Grainger
As the nation's premier emergency response organization, the American Red Cross aids victims of devastating natural disasters. Since 2001, Grainger has built a strategic partnership with the American Red Cross by providing more than $13 million in employee, cash and product resources.
Ready When the Time Comes™ disaster preparedness program
Grainger, the leading distributor of facilities maintenance products, is the National Founding Sponsor of the American Red Cross Ready When the Time Comes™ disaster volunteer program. The unique partnership between Grainger and the American Red Cross ensures large groups of local, trained volunteers are ready to respond when a disaster strikes. In 2006, Grainger donated $1 million to launch the program and committed to partnering with other businesses to champion the program across the country.
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A model volunteer program
In recognition of our Ready When the Time Comes™ program with the American Red Cross, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, the Business Civic Leadership Center, selected Grainger and the American Red Cross as one of five finalists for the prestigious 2011 Corporate Citizenship Awards for Best Partnership.
In addition several partner chapters and local entities have recognized Grainger for our leadership with the American Red Cross in the local community:
- 2009 Hal Ball Good Neighbor Award — Long Beach Red Cross
- 2008 Good Neighbor Award — Cincinnati Red Cross
- 2008 Good Neighbor Award — Baltimore Red Cross
- 2008 Mayor's Business Recognition Award — City of Baltimore
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Thanks to all the volunteers who have made
Ready When the Time Comes™ a model volunteer program!