Miami, FL (January 29, 2019) – Mission 500, the non-profit charitable organization focusing on the security industry and dedicated to serving children and families in need across the U.S., is now accepting nominations for organization’s 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award and 2019 Humanitarian Award. Both awards will be presented at the Security 5/2K awards ceremony on April 11, 2019 during ISC West in Las Vegas.

The Mission 500 CSR Award honors a company in the security industry that has made a significant contribution to those in need. The judging criteria includes an assessment of applicants’ CSR programs as they relate to effectiveness in helping the communities they focus on, involvement of company personnel, sustainability, and long-term impact of the programs and activities that go beyond financial contributions.

Employees can nominate the company they work for, as well as partner organizations. A judging panel evaluates applicants according to the criteria and applicants’ contributions toward social causes. In 2018, the CSR Award was given to Altronix Corporation.

During ISC West, Mission 500 will also present its Humanitarian Award which recognizes individuals in the security industry who have made important contributions to those in need. The 2018 recipient was The Hurricane Harvey Heroes: Curtis Kindred, President of American Defense Systems; Harley Schild, President of Vault Security; and Todd Fitch, President of Point Security.

Mission 500 is immensely thankful to all of the sponsors and volunteers that have continued to support this organization, and enable us to help improve the lives of  children and families in need,” said George Fletcher, Advisory board member and Mission 500 volunteer. “The Mission 500 CSR and Humanitarian Awards are our way of acknowledging the outstanding contributions of the company and individual who exceeded the high expectations of their peers over the past year.”

Entry forms must be completed and submitted by March 8, 2019. Those who are interested in participating can find the CSR Award and Humanitarian Award forms 
here. Forms can also be obtained and submitted by emailing Kathryn Robinson at krobinson@mission500.org

Mission 500 is also hosting its tenth 5K/2K charity run at ISC West on April 11, 2019. The early bird registration fee of $25 is available until February 15 and after February 15, the nominal entry fee will be $30. All registration funds will go directly to the charity’s activities. Runners can register for the race on-site at the Mission 500 booth at ISC West, or online at 
www.security5kreg.com.  

The Security 5K/2K is a joint collaboration organized by United Publications, the publisher of Security Systems News, ISC Events and Mission 500. Confirmed charter sponsors are Alarm.com, Altronix Corporation, Avigilon, Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems, Brink’s Home Security, CMAC, COPS Monitoring, DITEK Corporation, DMP, Freeman, Galaxy Control Systems, HID Global, Hikvision, Intelligent Security Systems (ISS), LRG Marketing Communications, Milestone Systems, PSA Security Network, Safety Technology International, and ZKTeco USA.

For more information on or how to become a sponsor of the Security 5K / Mission 500 Race, contact Tom Nolan at 
tnolan@mission500.org , or call
631-219-8728.


EDITORIAL CONTACT 
Jenelle Barnett / LRG Marketing
845-358-1801
jbarnett@lrgmarketing.com 

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. To date, the industry has generated more than $4 million in cash, product and service donations, 27,000+ meals, and distributed more than 11,000 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