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Mission 500 and COPS Monitoring team up to help children in need

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Mission 500 and COPS Monitoring team up to help children in need

September 8, 2020SSN Staff

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla.—In what has become an annual event spearheaded by Mission 500, students at Crosspointe Elementary School in Boynton Beach, Fla., will once again have essential school supplies, provided by COPS Monitoring, thanks to the generous efforts of the “Back to School Backpack Event.” Different from the past six years, the COVID-19 pandemic dictated a format change from the norm. Rather than meeting in-person to assemble the backpacks and distributing them directly...

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PSA announces corporate social responsibility program

August 14, 2020SSN Staff

WESTMINISTER, Colo.—To better its community as well as the low-voltage systems integration industry as a whole, PSA, which is focused on philanthropic giving, employee wellness and developing the next generation of industry leaders, launched its corporate social responsibility program. “Our employees have been the driving force in getting PSA involved in supporting our communities,” Bill Bozeman, CEO, PSA said in the announcement. “I’m constantly impressed by their willingness to jump...

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Giving back is more important — and easier — than ever!

June 3, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

As my blog title says, giving back is more important — and easier — than ever! With all that is going on right now and so many out of work, or on furlough, or living on diminished wages, the need to give back to those who are less fortunate is becoming vitally important. And thanks to a new fundraising campaign from one of my favorite charitable organizations, Mission 500, it is easier than ever to raise money virtually, right there from your home, or out running, walking or biking. Mission...

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Mission 500 launches M500 Club to drive participation in new virtual events

June 2, 2020SSN Staff

MIAMI, Fla.—Mission 500, a charitable non-profit organization engaging security professionals to assist families in crisis across the USA, is proud to announce the launch of its 2020 foundational fundraising campaign — the M500 Club.As the world has pivoted into a new sense of normalcy, Mission 500 is shifting its fundraising focus from live to virtual events, redirecting fundraising activities from corporate sponsorships to individuals with the goal of raising $500 each to support Mission...

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Axis Communications matches $15k pledge

May 28, 2020SSN Staff

MIAMI, Fla.—As Mission 500 brings their Feeding America campaign to a close, they would like to recognize the countless individuals that stepped up to the “plate” to help feel families across America.  Mission 500 launched their Feeding America Million Meal Challenge campaign in late March, focused on securing meals for families across the U.S. and initially helped secure over 180,000 meals. Hikvision USA led the charge in helping to match the first $5,000 in donations made. That match...

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Mission 500 announces collaboration with Feeding America

April 7, 2020SSN Staff

MIAMI—To help aid families in crisis across the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mission 500 has announced a partnership with the U.S. hunger relief organization, Feeding America, and is calling upon the professional security industry for support.“The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis of epic proportions affecting every people from every walk of life around the world, and will affect those families who were already struggling to make ends meet the hardest,” Mission 500 Chairman of...

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Mission 500 announces awards for 2020

March 20, 2020SSN Staff

MIAMI—Non-profit, charitable organization that engages security professionals to assist families in crisis across the U.S., Mission 500, announced the winners of its annual Humanitarian Award—George Fletcher, president, DMF Consulting and its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) award—ADT.“Every year Mission 500 recognizes an individual and corporate entity for its outstanding contributions towards the betterment of society and mankind,” Ken Gould, chairman of the Mission...

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Giving back at ISC West

January 29, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

I always liked the proverb, “see the forest for the trees,” as it speaks to a phenomenon that happens far too often these days in society — not seeing the bigger picture because we are so focused on the minutia of the day. With thousands of security professionals converging on Las Vegas for ISC West, March 17-21, and hustling and bustling around to the millions of appointments and meetings, closing deals and making the almighty dollar, I feel that many times, we can't see the forest...

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ASIS CEO Peter O'Neil joins Mission 500 Advisory Board

January 14, 2020SSN Staff

MIAMI—Mission 500, a non-profit charity dedicated to serving the needs of children, families and communities in crisis across the United States, announced the addition of ASIS International CEO Peter J. O'Neil to its Advisory Board.“We welcome Peter to Mission 500's Advisory Board and look forward to his participation and assistance in guiding Mission 500 into the future,” said Ken Gould, Mission 500 chairman of the board and president of KJG Consulting. “Together with Peter's...

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Mission 500's 11th Annual Security 5k/2k fundraiser set for ISC West

January 9, 2020SSN Staff

MIAMI, Fla.—Mission 500 is excited to announce this year's Security 5k/2k fundraiser at ISC West 2020 will be held on Thursday, March 19th. The event will be located at 2601 East Sunset Road, in Las Vegas, NV and will benefit children and families in need across the United States. Registration to participate in this year's event is open and can be accessed by visiting www.security5kreg.com. For those who are unable to attend or participate in the physical event, you can sign up and donate as...

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