Mission 500 announces awards for 2020

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Friday, March 20, 2020

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 500 board, said in the announcement. “The efforts of this year’s award recipients, George Fletcher and ADT, have touched the lives of so many people, not only over the course of 2019, but for many years prior, and we extend our sincerest gratitude, appreciation and respect for their outstanding achievements.” 

Here’s why ADT was chosen as the CSR Award winner: 

  • 2019 “Week of Service” – thousands of employees and their families donated over 22,000 volunteer hours and impacted nearly 200 communities nationwide.
  • 2019 LifeSaver awards given to 46 employees who helped rescue customers from near-death experiences involving fires, carbon monoxide poisoning and other in-home emergencies.
  • Awarded $105,000 in grants to more than a dozen police and fire departments.
  • Corporate headquarter employees assembled 1,000 care kits for veterans and donated over 15,000 pounds of food during a November food drive. 
  • Contributed $40,000 to the National Volunteer Fire Council and other volunteer departments to raise awareness and recruit more volunteer firefighters across America. 

“Congratulations to the entire ADT family for their outstanding efforts and achievements by helping to improve the lives of so many and instilling hope for the future,” Gould said. 

George Fletcher conceived the creation of Mission 500 over 10 years ago with the goal of sponsoring 500 children through the World Vision charity. Since it’s humble inception, Mission 500 continued to gain traction as the professional security industry’s charity of choice and became an official 501c3 charity in 2016. 

Over the years, Mission 500 has provided 40,000 meals to families in need; assembled and distributed care packs filled with essential hygiene items to 3,700 families; and distributed more then 11,500 book bags filled with school supplies for children attending Title One schools. Throughout this journey, Fletcher has been the guiding force behind Mission 500 and a model leader for all involved.

“Without George’s vision, drive and unwavering enthusiasm, Mission 500 would not exist and have thrived over the years, and we are forever indebted to him,” Gould said.