30 the ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTOR • Feb. 17
CURRENT / HAPPENINGS
Nu-Lite Raises More Than $34K
to Help Louisiana Flood Victims Nu-Lite Electrical Wholesalers, head- quartered in Harahan, La., has raised more than $34,000 to help victims of Louisiana floods. More than 55,000 homes flooded in August, and the ma- jority of these families did not have flood insurance. Nu-Lite and its ven- dors and customers were able to help three families in Hammond, La., who lost everything. Eleven years ago, many of Nu- Lite’s employees and customers were affected by Hurricane Katrina. They were helped by the generosity of strangers. This fall, Nu-Lite and its customers were able to return the favor through Nu-Lite’s “Helping Our Own” charity promotion. Just before Christmas, Marketing Coordinator Jennifer Gray, along with Owner Gary Corales and General Manager Joe Impastato, presented each of the three families with a check for $11,514.
For the past six years, Nu-Lite has selected a local charity or group to benefit from its annual fall charity promotion. In those six years, Nu-Lite has been able to donate more than $169,000 with the help of its support- ing vendors and metro New Orleans electricians. The vendors that contributed to this year’s charity were Bridgeport, Burndy, Eaton/Cooper Lighting/ B-Line/Crouse-Hinds, Encore Wire, Ideal Industries, Leviton, Philips, Square D by Schneider Electric, Thomas & Betts, and Western Tube and Conduit.
Atlantic Electric Supply
Contributes to Area Toy Drive
to Benefit D.C. Agency For the past nine years, Washington, D.C.-headquartered Atlantic Electric Supply has assisted the D.C. law firm Davis Wright Tremaine with its an- nual toy drive campaign. The drive benefits the DC Child & Family Ser- vices Agency and the underprivileged children of D.C. For the first time Atlantic Electric employees also con- tributed by bringing in their own toys. On Dec. 10, Atlantic Electric do- nated its box truck and driver, Marc Collins, and purchasing and receiving manager, Tanya Osborne, to transport a truckload of toys from Walmart to the agency’s office in southeast D.C. “This year was especially wonder- ful to me because we not only picked up gifts for the kids, but also donated our own gifts. I love kids and it really made me excited that we could give back to them this year,” said Osborne.
Legrand and Its Employees
Raise $112K to Aid Red Cross Legrand North America recently announced that its fundraiser for disaster relief through the Red Cross will make a total contribution of $112,540. All money raised will pro- vide assistance to the people and regions affected by natural disasters throughout the country. From left: Gary Corales of Nu-Lite, the Fleming Family, Jennifer Gray of Nu-Lite, and Joe Impastato of Nu-Lite
Tremaine; Tanya Osborne and Marc Collins of
Atlantic Electric Supply; Beatrice Williar of
Partner for Kids in Care, DC Child & Family
Services Agency; and Kathleen Meredith (Burt