American Red Cross’ Annual Disaster Responder Program

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American Red Cross Annual Disaster Responder Program LogoNorthrop Grumman is a proud supporter of the American Red Cross’ Annual Disaster Responder Program which helps to build a reliable funding base for disaster relief services. In times like these, our contributions offset a range of expenses and help to ensure that the Red Cross can be on the scene of a disaster at a moment’s notice.

Additionally, Northrop Grumman employees may support the American Red Cross directly in many ways, including donations through the American Red Cross/Northrop Grumman giving portal.

Employees may also make payroll deductible donations through Employees Charity Organization (ECHO). For more information, visit the ECHO website.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the relationship between the American Red Cross and Northrop Grumman?

Northrop Grumman has been a long-time supporter of the American Red Cross.  Building on this long-standing relationship, Northrop Grumman became an Annual Disaster Responder Program member in 2010. Contributions from the company and its employees provide funding in advance of disasters, enabling the Red Cross to respond immediately to the needs of individuals and families impacted by disaster. 

How can I support the American Red Cross through the Northrop Grumman workplace giving campaign?

Northrop Grumman employees, family members and friends can support the American Red Cross by making a financial donation on the American Red Cross/Northrop Grumman giving portal, through payroll contributions via the Employees Charity Organization (ECHO), volunteering with their local chapters, or by donating blood in their communities.

Can I make a recurring gift using the online donation site?

Yes, you can make a recurring gift by using the American Red Cross/Northrop Grumman giving portal and clicking on monthly for the frequency.

Is there a minimum donation amount?

Yes. The minimum donation amount is $10.

How do I make a financial donation?

A website has been established to facilitate employee donations at https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/northrop-emp.html/. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Amazon payments will be accepted.

Employees may also write checks payable to the American Red Cross and send to the following address:

Northrop Grumman, Office of Corporate Responsibility
Attention: American Red Cross Campaign
2980 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA 22042

Is the donation site secure?

Yes, the American Red Cross microsite is VeriSign Trusted.

Can I make a recurring gift using the online donation site?

Yes, you can make a recurring gift using the American Red Cross/Northrop Grumman giving portal. After you have selected the fund to which you would like to donate, click on the “Make a Monthly Gift” button at the top of the next page before entering your credit card information.

Can I make a tribute gift?

Yes, you can make a tribute gift to honor someone using the American Red Cross/Northrop Grumman giving portal. Click the "Dedicate this Gift" box before you enter your credit card information.

Can I contribute through payroll contributions?

Yes, employees can make payroll contributions to the American Red Cross through the Employees Charity Organization (ECHO). If you have previously participated in the ECHO or Matching Gifts programs, use your existing login name and password. Both the Matching Gift Program and ECHO utilize the same system; therefore, the same employee log in can be used on both.

Employees interested in signing up for ECHO should visit the My Giving portal. To allocate ECHO funding to American Red Cross National Headquarters,  once on the ECHO page, enter “American Red Cross” in the Organization Name field and “District of Columbia” in the State field. Further instructions about how to apply can be found on the My Giving portal within  the guidelines section.

To donate to the American Red Cross Campaign:

  • Click on “Current Members” or “New Members”
  • Click on “Click here to register your per-pay period deduction”
  • Go to the “Organization Tax ID or School/District ID” field
  • Enter 955564510
  • Click Search and this will take you directly to the ECHO American Red Cross page

For questions about ECHO, please e-mail echo@ngc.com.

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes, donations to the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program are tax deductible.

Will I receive a donation acknowledgement for tax purposes if I contribute through the American Red Cross/Northrop Grumman giving portal?

After making a contribution on the American Red Cross/Northrop Grumman giving portal, you will receive an electronic acknowledgement to the e-mail account provided during check-out, which may be used for tax purposes. If you donate by check, your canceled check is your receipt for tax purposes.

Will my donation be matched?

Generally speaking, your donation will not be matched. On some occasions, when there is a natural disaster, the Foundation may opt to do a match which will be communicated to employees at that time.

What does my contribution support?

You can help people affected by disasters, like tornadoes and winter storms, and countless other crises at home and around the world by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Just $25 provides five blankets at an emergency shelter, $75 covers a doctor’s visit for an individual injured in a disaster, $350 provides emergency food and shelter for 25 disaster victims for one day, and $2,500 deploys one emergency response vehicle and drivers (including housing and meals for drivers) to a disaster relief operation. Please visit www.redcross.org to learn more about how your contribution will be used to help support disaster relief.

Can I designate my donation to a specific disaster? 

Donations through the microsite are not intended for any specific disaster, but instead will support disaster relief down the street, across the country and around the world.

Whom should I contact if I have difficulty accessing the American Red Cross/Northrop Grumman giving portal?

If your transaction is declined or you receive an error message when attempting to make a donation, please contact the Red Cross at workplacegiving@usa.redcross.org and provide a description of the error message, if possible.

My credit card was charged more than I intended. How can I change this?

We greatly appreciate your contribution to the Red Cross and want to fulfill your request as you originally intended. To adjust the donation amount, please contact: DonorRefund@usa.redcross.org.

I’m not sure if my transaction went through. Who can I contact?

You can direct your inquiry to DonorSupport@usa.redcross.org to determine if your online transaction was successful.

Who can I contact with questions regarding ECHO payroll deductions to the American Red Cross?

Please e-mail echo@ngc.com.

Who can I contact with other questions regarding my donation?

Please e-mail corpresp@ngc.com.


Photo Source: American Red Cross