Pinnacle “Going Beyond Borders”

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05/31/2011

I’ve written here before about the work Orem, Utah-based Pinnacle Security has been doing through its Securing Hope charitable initiative. Efforts have included Pinnacle employees traveling to Honduras to build homes and install solar panels and hook up electricity to other homes—in some cases for the first time—to meet residents’ energy needs.

Now the company is reaching out to help the needy in Africa.

Pinnacle announced yesterday that through its Securing Hope program it will partner with Going Beyond Borders, an international nonprofit, to raise funds to help build a hospital in western Kenya. The company also said Pinnacle volunteer teams will travel to Kenya in November to help construct the building.

“Pinnacle, as a company, is dedicated to the cause of helping people secure the important things in their lives,” Stuart Dean, Pinnacle’s vice president of corporate communications, said in a statement. “Through our Securing Hope program, we have been able to participate in relief efforts throughout the country and around the world in places like Missouri, Haiti, Honduras and now, Kenya. We are pleased to work with Going Beyond Borders to help build this hospital.”

Here’s more from the May 30 press release: “The new Elukhambi Hospital will replace a facility that closed recently, requiring people in the area to travel several hours to reach the nearest hospital, making minor accidents or injuries life-threatening events. The new building will house a full-service hospital that includes a radiology clinic as well as an eye center and dental center.”

The company said Pinnacle will help raise funds in a variety of ways, including sponsored events, donations from employees, company representatives and the public, in addition to proceeds from its annual 5K run held every fall.