Proceeds from the April 16th event will support children in the U.S. through the Rebuilding Hope at Home program Mission 500, a non-profit initiative focusing on the security industry and dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis, raised more than $120,000 at ISC West this year through their sixth annual Security 5K/2K Run/Walk and other events. “The volunteer participation and fund raising efforts for Mission 500 at ISC West 2015 were stronger than ever. The Security 5K/2K run/walk and other M500 events raised more than $120,000 which will help improve the lives of children in need,” said George Fletcher, Advisory Council Member/Volunteer, Mission 500. “We are truly grateful to each and every corporate and individual sponsor that continues to help Mission 500 provide food, supplies, clothing, medical attention and education to children here in the US and around the globe.” Proceeds from the April 16th event will support children in the U.S. through the Rebuilding Hope at Home program, which helps provide academic scholarships, school supplies, and essential items like clothing, personal hygiene supplies, and building materials, as well as disaster response and training for community organizations to empower young people. A portion of the proceeds will also support children in Tanzania and India by providing access to clean water, food, education, and healthcare. Mission 500 5K/2K Run The annual Mission 500 5K/2K received overwhelming support from across all areas of the security industry. The first place overall female runner was Breezy Wingfield (20:26) of Little Rock, Arkansas, and first place overall male runner was Fernando Perez (18:44) of Santiago, Chile. The Security 5K/2K event also featured its fourth 2K walk, with more than 185 registered to participate. More than thirty 5K/2K participants became members of the 500 Club, which recognises volunteers who raise $500 or more for Mission 500. This fundraising added more than $25,000 to the final fundraising total of $40,000. 500 Club members received a custom Mission 500 track jacket and were also invited to take part in an essay-writing sweepstakes for a chance to win a pair of NASCAR tickets and tour of the garage and pit. The winning essay was written by Kent Pawlak. Fund Raising Champions "We are truly grateful to each and every corporate and individual sponsor that continues to help Mission 500 provide food, supplies", says Geroge Fletcher, Advisory Council Member/Volunteer of Mission 500 Pelco was the lead team in fundraising, donating a total of $10,420 in individual and company-matched donations. Max Burgess of BCD Video was the top individual fundraiser with $1,780, followed by Heather Miller with $1,725 to be matched by her employer, Anixter. Jesse Foglio, Mary Jensby, Stephanie Mayes and Ronnie Pennington each donated over $1,000. Mary Jensby, who traveled to Mexico on a volunteer trip sponsored by World Vision in October, also spoke about her experiences at the 5K/2K and post-event awards ceremony to help reinforce the importance of the industry’s collective efforts. In addition, HID Global sponsored their second school kit build at ISC West and put together $10,000 worth of school supplies for children in a Title One School in the Las Vegas Area, Rex Bell Elementary School. Meanwhile, Altronix and ISC West Organisers Reed Exhibitions made a joint $10,000 contribution to Mission 500’s #ShowOrange campaign, which benefits children in poverty in the US. Honouring Winners Pelco (by Schneider Electric) hosted a customer appreciation party at the Drai's nightclub attended by 1,300 attendees. Mission 500’s Executive Director, George Fletcher, gave a speech on child poverty in the US with World Vision’s Vice President, Romanita Hariston. Medal winners and sponsors were acknowledged at the Security 5K/2K awards ceremony. Mission 500 awarded its sixth “Mission 500 Humanitarian Award,” honouring individuals in the security industry who make important contributions to those in need, to Anne Glickstein of Protection One. Fluent Home was the fifth recipient of Mission 500’s Corporate Social Responsibility Award. More than thirty 5K/2K participants became members of the 500 Club, which recognises volunteers who raise $500 or more for Mission 500 The Security 5/2K Mission 500 Race at the 2015 ISC West Expo in Las Vegas was a collaboration between United Publications, publishers of Security Systems News and Security Director News; Reed Exhibitions, producers of ISC Expos; World Vision and Mission 500. Event Sponsors Event sponsors were Alarm.com, Altronix Corporation, AXIS Communications, Galaxy Control Systems, HID Global, Honeywell, LRG Marketing Communications, Pelco (by Schneider Electric), Safety Technology International, Inc, and Scan Source. The T-shirt sponsor was DMP, COPS Monitoring was the timing sponsor, Qolsys was the in-kind sponsor, PSA Security sponsored the race kilometer markers, Monitronics sponsored the race bags, Brivo sponsored the half way mark water table, Samsung sponsored the race bibs, and DVTEL and RBH Access were the sponsors for the bag inserts. Freeman, contractor of services to ISC West and its exhibitors, waived staff costs and fees for using audio-visual equipment during the 5K race and the awards ceremony, and Starbucks generously donated coffee to complement the post-race refreshments and food. This year, both Qolsys and Alarm.com took home the trophy for the fastest team. Runners and walkers came together in their orange race shirts, in support of #ShowOrange.
The presentation will be at 5:00pm at the Security 5K reception area in the concourse adjacent to the Expo hall Mission 500, a charitable organization that engages security professionals to sponsor needy children through the World Vision organization, has announced the winners of its annual Humanitarian and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) awards. The CSR and Humanitarian award will be presented on April 16, 2015 at ISC West. The presentation will be at 5:00pm at the Security 5K reception area in the concourse adjacent to the Expo hall entrance of the Sands Convention Center. All are welcome. Fluent Home is being honored with the 2015 Mission 500 CSR award, which honours companies in the security industry that make important contributions to those in need. Every year since its inception, Fluent Home has made significant contributions to communities and charities across the globe, including participation in yearly charity trips to locations around the world to engage in projects benefiting the local population. Rebuilding Schools And Communities: Employees are able to contribute both financially, by donating part of their pay, and by participating in the charity projects. Every employee is given a chance to participate in some small way. Some have traveled around the globe to help rebuild schools, communities and more in an effort to give back and take part in something bigger than themselves. Every year, a team from Fluent Home selects an area in need of aid and a corresponding project to help the local population, encouraging employees to travel to the site to take part in the service project. Helping Philippines Earthquake Victims: The company’s most recent charity project took place in a community in the Philippines and provided a great deal of assistance to the residents after a local elementary school had been damaged by hurricanes and earthquakes. The Fluent Home team helped rebuild, repaint and re-landscape the school and grounds, creating a better learning environment for children and a more enjoyable place to play. When another hurricane swept through the area a month after the project was finished, the school served as a storm shelter and helped keep the members of the community safe until the storm passed. "The company’s most recent charity project took place in a community in the Philippines and provided a great deal of assistance to the residents.." Past Winners: Past winners of the CSR Award include Protection 1, Pelco by Schneider, Vivint and Convergint Technologies. Anne Glickstein 2015 Winner: Anne Glickstein was announced as the recipient of the 2015 Mission 500 Humanitarian award, which honours individuals in the security industry who make important contributions to those in need. Anne currently works for Protection One as a trainer in Dallas, Texas. She is a member of the Military Moms, CSAA, Fara, and TBFAA. She has also worked as a 911 Operator, and an Advanced Emergency Medical Dispatch Operator. Anne is part of a group of 20 people who trek once a quarter to the Dallas Salvation Army to prepare and serve lunch to locals in need. Over the years Anne has contributed to multiple charities in the Dallas Fort Worth area as well as to a little league football team that didn’t have the money to buy cleats. Anne routinely volunteers in food banks, clothing drives, and toy drives that benefit one of the poorer schools in the community. She also volunteers and packs care packages for the Military Moms group on a monthly basis. “We are pleased to announce the winners of these awards,” said George Fletcher, Advisory Council Member/Volunteer, Mission 500. “Many people in the security marketplace are generous with their time and support of those in need. This year’s winners deserve our thanks, and serve as role models for all of us to continue these important efforts.” Past winners of the Humanitarian Award include Charles “Dom” D’Ascoli, Alan Forman, Mary Jensby, Barb Holliday and Michael Keegan.
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