Miami, FL (June 12, 2018) – Working closely with the security industry to serve the needs of children and communities in crisis, Mission 500 is pleased to announce the date for its third Service Trip to Ponce, Puerto Rico. The devastation from Hurricane Maria has left thousands of residents without electricity and basic supply of clean water and food. This year’s trip is scheduled for October 31 – November 4, 2018, where volunteers will work with local partners to help families in need.

We are excited about the success of the Service Trip and how it brings together the growing community of security industry professionals who care about helping others,” said Jeff Eichenlaub, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Mission 500. “More importantly, together we are working to help families whose lives have changed because of the drastic impact of Hurricane Maria that devastated the island of Puerto Rico last year.

This year’s goal is to raise $10,000 in order to provide two families with home renovations.

The cost for the five-day/four-night trip is $450 and volunteers will be provided with lodging, transportation, project supplies and meals. Registration deadline is August 1, 2018 with a maximum of 24 attendees.

We urge companies in the industry to get involved in the event and consider sending a small team to help with this important re-building effort.

To donate or volunteer for this worthy cause to help American families in need, please visit www.firstgiving.com/event/mission500/2018-Security-Service-Trip or contact Tom Nolan at tnolan@mission500.org, or call 516-903-7291.

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About Mission 500
Mission 500 is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that works closely with the security industry to serve the needs of children living in severe poverty across the United States. Through corporate sponsorships and donations, the volunteer-driven initiative has distributed more than 15,000 book bags filled with school supplies to students attending Title One schools, provided almost 70,000 weekend meals to children who aren’t promised a meal outside of a school setting, and most recently, donated 300 hope packs filled with school supplies and essential hygiene items for children misplaced by natural disasters. Mission 500 also serves as an advisory team for partners in Canada and Latin America. Through this partnership, Mission 500 LATAM is currently sponsoring 1,000 impoverished children around the world.