Brinks Home Security raises $43,000 for Mission 500 with annual 5K

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Friday, November 1, 2019

DALLAS—Brinks Home Security hosted their fourth annual 5K benefiting Mission 500 on Saturday, Oct. 19 in Farmers Branch, Texas, raising $43,000 for Farmers Branch Elementary and Habitat of Humanity of Dallas. Prior to race day, Brinks employees assembled 600 refill packs for local elementary students and constructed home walls for Habitat for Humanity.

“Brinks employees stopped by on their breaks during the workday to assemble backpacks and write encouraging notes to the children,” Jeff Eichenlaub, director of Strategic Planning at Mission 500, said in the announcement. “We are especially proud that we just finished an initiative from last year’s race. We opened a life skill-coaching program in Houston, Texas. Mission 500 works throughout the year and across the nation all from the generosity of sponsors and with Brinks Home Security’s leadership.”

A long-time member of the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Brinks Home Security’s decision to partner with charitable organizations shows its commitment to uphold the requirements outlined by ESA’s strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct.

The fundraising and volunteering that Brinks conducts with their annual 5K represent the level of commitment to customers and communities that the ESA encourages its members to engage in.

“The annual 5K is an extension of what we do every day as a company: supporting our community,” said Fred Graffam, Brinks Home Security’s CFO, who participated in this year’s race. “The race reminds our employees of a mission beyond just coming to work and doing our jobs. There’s also a responsibility for all of us to be an active part of our community and to help those in need.”

At the event, participants joined from across the nation to race near Brinks Home Security Headquarters, based in Dallas. First, second and third overall male/female winners were awarded $1,000, $750 and $500 respectively.