Brinks Home Security Annual 5K Raises $43,000 for Mission 500
Prior to race day, Brinks employees assembled 600 refill packs for local elementary students and constructed home walls for Habitat for Humanity.
DALLAS — Brinks Home Security recently hosted its 4th Annual 5K benefiting Mission 500 in Farmers Branch, Texas, and raised $43,000 for Farmers Branch Elementary and Habitat of Humanity of Dallas.
Prior to race day, held Oct. 19, 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,” explains Jeff Eichenlaub, director of strategic planning of Mission 500. “We are especially proud that we just finished an impact 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.”
Brinks Home Security is a long-time member of the Electronic Security Association (ESA). The national security company’s decision to partner with charitable organizations shows its commitment to the ethos of the requirements outlined by ESA’s strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct, according to a press release.
ESA is comprised of electronic security companies that specialize in a wide spectrum of services to commercial and residential consumers. These member companies represent more than 70% of the market for intrusion and fire/life safety systems, access control, video surveillance and monitoring. Membership is granted to companies that provide outstanding security services.
The guidelines created by ESA are meant to ensure high quality work and services. The fundraising and volunteering Brinks conducts with their annual 5K represent the level of commitment to customers and communities ESA encourages its members to engage in, the press release states.
Brinks Home Security’s CFO Fred Graffam participated in this year’s race and described the impact of the company’s annual event.
“The annual 5K is an extension of what we do as a company. Every day we are protecting our community. 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 in our community and to help those in need,” Graffam says.
Participants joined from across the nation to participate in the race at Brinks Home Security’s headquarters. First, second and third overall male/female winners were awarded $1,000, $750 and $500 respectively.
To learn more about Mission 500, go here.
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