Mission 500, a charitable non-profit organization engaging security professionals to assist families in crisis across the U.S., launched its 2020 foundational fundraising campaign — the M500 Club. As the world has pivoted into a new sense of normalcy, Mission 500 is shifting its fundraising focus from live to virtual events, redirecting fundraising activities from corporate sponsorships to individuals with the goal of raising $500 each to support Mission 500 activities.

 “The M500 Club is a new and exciting initiative designed to help Mission 500 continue with its charitable work during the pandemic by directly engaging individuals with virtual events,” said Kenneth Gould, chairman Mission 500. “And we are looking to make this a fun and engaging experience for participants through a series of fun fundraising events that we hope inspires people to participate and support.”

Qualifying M500 Club members will receive an M500 Club jacket. The M500 Club will feature virtual 5k run/walks, cycling (spinning) events, talent shows, karaoke sing-offs, shaving challenges, basketball shooting contests and more. Mission 500 also welcomes suggestions on events to add to the schedule.

Ronnie Pennington of Altronix individually raised $25,000 over the past five years and will be inducted as Mission 500’s first M500 Club member.

For more information on how to become a part of the M500 Club visit, https://www.firstgiving.com/event/mission500/The-500-Club-Fundraising-Platform.