REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Sept. 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- The American Red Cross will hold a fundraising drive on Friday, Sept. 9, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Northrop Grumman Corporation's Space Park facility in north Redondo Beach to help provide immediate relief for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The event allows donors to make monetary contributions from their cars while "driving through" a designated parking area. Everyone will get complimentary snacks while making donations from the comfort and convenience of their cars.

Representatives of the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles will be present to accept contributions.

  Who:           American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles
                Sponsored by Northrop Grumman Space Technology

 What:          "Drive-Through" fundraiser to support the American
                Red Cross' efforts to aid victims of Hurricane
                Katrina

 When:          Friday, Sept. 9, 2005
                6 a.m. to 8 p.m. PDT

 Where:         Northrop Grumman Space Technology, Space Park Campus
                R-1 parking lot (southeast corner of Space Park) at
                Marine Avenue and Aviation Boulevard
                Enter at Entrance 12 on Marine Ave.

 How:
                -- Pull into the parking lot
                -- Place your contribution into a "collection
                   bucket" held by an American Red Cross
                   representative
                -- You'll be given a receipt and coffee, a bagel or
                   a cookie as you continue driving through on your
                   way out

                Monetary contributions will be accepted on-site.
                Write "Hurricane Katrina" on the check's memo line.
 

Monetary donations will be used to provide food, clothing, shelter and other emergency services right now in Louisiana and Mississippi, and other places affected by the storm and its aftermath.

Northrop Grumman has about 20,000 employees on the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts. The company will contribute an initial $2 million for relief assistance, which will support a relief fund established specifically for its Gulf Coast employees affected by Hurricane Katrina. Northrop Grumman will match, dollar for dollar, employee contributions to this fund.

Local communities in the affected region will receive support from Northrop Grumman through a contribution to the American Red Cross.

  Northrop Grumman                Bob Bishop
 Media Contact:                  Northrop Grumman Space Technology
                                 (310) 812-5227
                                 (310) 567-4919 cell
                                 E-Mail: bob.j.bishop@ngc.com

 American Red Cross              H.T. Linke
 Media Contact:                  (213) 739-5216
 

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With more than 125,000 employees, and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.