Mission 500 raises over $100,000 for children in need

Miami, Fl

Mission 500, a charitable organisation that works closely with the security industry to serve children in need in the U.S., raised $113,000 at its ninth annual Security 5K/2K Run/Walk and related sponsorships at this year’s ISC West.

Proceeds from the event will benefit children in need in the U.S., with a portion donated to a project in Puerto Rico which benefits children living in poverty who have been affected by Hurricane Maria. While at ISC West, attendees assembled Mission 500 Care Packs for 500 children in need living in Las Vegas. This initiative was generously sponsored by HID Global. The packs were distributed by The Children’s Health Fund and were personally delivered and donated by Mission 500, HID Global, Freeman and the ISC West Security Events team.

“ISC West continues to be one of the cornerstone events that Mission 500 participates in every year,” said Tim Purpura, Chairman of the Board, Mission 500. “On behalf of Mission 500 and all of the children and families in need we support, I extend my sincerest thanks to all of our sponsors, volunteers and people who participated in the successful fund raisers staged at this year’s show.”

Fifteen members of the 500 Club, which recognises volunteers who raise $500 or more for Mission 500, raised a combined $22,000 and received branded Mission 500 portable battery power banks for charging smartphones, tablets and most USB devices.

The top fundraising team was Brink’s Home Security, which raised a total of $9,880. Jeff Gardner of Brinks was the top individual fundraiser, collecting $8,750, followed by Ronnie Pennington of Altronix with $3,100. Heather Miller of Anixter raised $1,720, which will be matched by her employer for a total of $3,440. Two staff members from Brink’s Home Security, along with Jeff Gardner, have been awarded an all-expenses paid trip to Mission 500’s next Service Trip in Puerto Rico.

Mission 500 acknowledged medal winners and sponsors at the Security 5K/2K awards ceremony. Additionally, Mission 500 honoured The Hurricane Harvey Heroes with its annual Humanitarian Award and Corporate Social Responsibility Award, which acknowledges individuals in the security industry who make important contributions to those in need.


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