Mission 500 recently hosted a service trip in Ponce, Puerto Rico where volunteers from the professional security industry worked on repairing the homes of two families still suffering from the effects of hurricane Maria. Volunteers spent several days repairing roofs, siding and plumbing; installing new windows; and removing trees capable of causing additional damage to the affected structures. Additionally, Mission 500 volunteers bought food, supplies and toys for the children.

“Our team of Mission 500 volunteers, including several of our children, were able to not only improve the living conditions of these two families, but we also helped to restore their sense of dignity with a little happiness and hope for a brighter future,” said Alan Forman, president of Altronix Corporation.

“The trip to Ponce, Puerto Rico was Mission 500’s third service trip, which aims to help families in need whether located here in the United States or abroad,” said George Fletcher, advisory board member of Mission 500. “In providing assistance to people in crisis, Mission 500 continues to bring together the growing community of security industry professionals who are looking to give back and make a difference.”

This year’s service trip to Puerto Rico took place from Oct. 31-Nov. 4 and raised $12,000.