Paterson, NJ (September 10, 2019) – Members of Mission 500, a charitable non-profit organization engaging security professionals to raise money for children in need across the USA, has a weekend of giving back scheduled for September 14th and 15th in New Jersey’s Passaic and Bergen Counties. On Saturday Sept.14th, Mission 500 members and supporters will help build a house in Paterson, NJ along with Paterson Habitat for Humanity. Then on Sunday, Sept.15th Mission 500 is hosting two all-star charity softball games in Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park, NJ.

“The weekend of September 14th and 15th will be busy, productive and fun days for Mission 500 members and supporters as they come together once again to help families and children in need,” said Tom Nolan, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Mission 500.

Mission 500 has teamed together with Habitat for Humanity in Paterson, NJ to assist with construction of a home in Paterson Habitat's 4th Ward Focus area initiative. This initiative is the single largest project in Paterson Habitat's 35-year history and more than half of the homes are already completed.

On Sunday in Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Mission 500 will host its 5th annual softball charity event. The day-long event includes various competitions and family fun to help meet Mission 500's goal of raising $50,000. The beneficiaries of this year’s fund raiser include Paterson Habitat for Humanity and the New York City Firefighters Burn Center Foundation’s program that sends child burn victims to a special summer camp in Connecticut designed to facilitate their special needs.
The day begins with a 9:00AM exhibition game between softball teams recruited from the ranks of the New York City Fire Department and professional softball players. The featured event of the day will be the 12:30PM softball game between the Protection Pirates and the Security Sluggers, two all-star teams comprised of Mission 500 members from around the metropolitan area.

The day’s events also include home run derby competitions for adults and children as well as games and food. Spectators will be asked for donations and their help in filling 400 backpacks with school supplies to be donated to children in the South Bronx.  
                                                                                       
For more details on Mission 500's activities on Sunday please visit 
https://www.firstgiving.com/event/mission500/2019-Security-Softball-Game 

For more information on how you or your organization can help, contact Tom Nolan at 
tnolan@mission500.org, or call 516-903-7291.

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About Mission 500
Mission 500 is a nonprofit organization that works closely with the security industry to serve the needs of children and communities in crisis here in the U.S. Mission 500 exists to advocate for children living in severe poverty, inspire and act as a catalyst in the security industry for excellence in corporate social responsibility, and mobilize volunteers and resource to make a tangible difference for children and families living in poverty in the U.S. Since inception of their 501c3 status in 2016, the industry has helped produce 40,000+ meals, assemble care packs filled with essential hygiene items for 2,200 families, and distribute more than 10,000 book bags filled with school supplies to students attending Title One schools. For more information on individual or corporate contributions, volunteering and sponsorships, please visit mission500.org or contact Tom Nolan at 
tnolan@mission500.org.