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Hikvision USA Helps Kick Off Security Industry’s COVID-19 Relief Response

April 7, 2020

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Hikvision partners with Mission 500, commits $5,000 for meals for children and families in need

 

Hikvision USA today announced it is donating $5,000 to help kick off the Security Industry’s COVID-19 Relief Response project, organized by Mission 500.

Mission 500, a non-profit organization that works with the security industry to serve the needs of children and communities in crisis, has partnered with Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization, with the goal of providing “one million meals” to families in need across the U.S.

Hikvision’s donation will be used as matching funds for the first $5,000 donated to the project.

Please click here to learn more about Mission 500’s “Million Meal Challenge” and to make a donation.

Hikvision is always happy to partner with Mission 500 and it is pleased to work with Feeding America for the first time. For every $1 donated, Feeding America is able to provide 10 meals to families through its network of 200 foodbanks. 

“The COVID-19 crisis has created unprecedented uncertainty. With schools closed and many people out of work, hunger is a dire problem in our communities,” said Marianne Chew, Hikvision USA Director of Marketing. “Working together, we can make a difference. Hikvision USA is very grateful to have the opportunity to work with Mission 500, Feeding America, and others in the security industry to support children and families in need,” she added.

Ken Gould, Chairman of the Board, Mission 500 said that the security industry has repeatedly shown its collective strength. “Hikvision’s donation to this initiative will provide 50,000 meals to children and families across the US, and Hikvision is inviting the people and companies in the industry to match this, as the first step in reaching the one million meal mark.”

Every year Hikvision employees participate in numerous Mission 500 volunteer events including the Security 5/2K, the Puerto Rico service trip where Hikvision employees helped victims of Hurricane Maria rebuild their homes, and kit building events for Title 1 school children in Connecticut and Florida.

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