Security 101, a national security systems integrator, announced 13 winning non-profit organizations in the 7th Annual Gift of Security. More than 32,825 online voters selected the winners, each of which will receive $10,000 worth of integrated security services and equipment from 13 participating Security 101 offices and product partners, Axis Communications and WESCO.
Each office enlisted local public officials and civic leaders to nominate three non-profit organizations that were submitted to the public vote.
Winners of the 2019 Gift of Security include: the Islamic Center of Pflugerville in Austin, Texas; Gracious Hands Transitional House in Charlotte, N.C.; Dancing Wheels, an arts and disability organization in Cleveland, Ohio; Nightingale Montessori, a private school chartered by the State of Ohio Board of Education in Columbus; Ability Connection, which provides life changing care, training and support services to those with physical and intellectual disabilities in Dallas, Texas; Detroit Hispanic Development Corp., which creates life changing opportunities for the area's Latino community; The Children’s Center, which provides early childhood education services in Hampton Roads, Va.; The Samaritan Village, which provides a safe place where sexually trafficked women can heal from trauma and recover from addiction in Orlando, Fla.; Cancer Support Center Arizona, which ensures all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge and strengthened by community in Phoenix, Ariz.; Sisters Place, a supportive housing community which assists single parent families who are homeless in Southwestern Pennsylvania; Commonwealth Catholic Charities, which alleviates human suffering and restores hope, dignity and opportunities in Richmond, Va.; The Family Support Center, which provides short-term crisis and respite care for children at risk for abuse and neglect in Salt Lake City, Utah; and The Benjamin E. Jones Community Resource Center, which prevents homelessness in San Diego, Calif.
Each participating Security 101 office will hold an award ceremony in January with installation of the security systems to follow shortly.
Steve Crespo, Security 101’s CEO, said the Gift of Security provides needed security systems to deserving non-profit organizations at no cost to them.
“We're so passionate about Gift of Security because we get to use our expertise to help non-profit organizations that otherwise might not be able to afford protection,” Crespo said. “Giving back and donating our time and resources is a huge part of the Security 101 mission and I'm proud to see this program continue to reach more lives each year."
This was Axis Communications’ third year joining as a Gift of Security partner. First year Gift of Security partner WESCO will provide cabling solutions for the custom designed and installed surveillance system for the winning nonprofits.