Nov. 19, 2009
-- DALLAS, TX—Despite the ongoing recession, employees of the home security system company Monitronics gave wholeheartedly this month for an outstanding cause. The company exceeded all expectations in their ninth annual food drive for Metrocrest Social Services. Monitronics collected 75% more than last year’s drive, with this year’s donations totaling 13,622 items, including cash converted to food. This represents a little more than 18 food items from each of their 750 employees.
"The compassion of Monitronics in their abundance of giving both monetary support and food items is heartwarming to all of us, especially to the families in need in our community," said Bunny Summerlin, Metrocrest Executive Director. "The Monitronics annual food drive kicks off our holiday programs with a bang each year and with the increased need, it couldn’t come at a better time."
Metrocrest provides emergency assistance and comprehensive programs to move families toward self-sufficiency;
they serve residents of Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Addison, Coppell and parts of Denton County. These are Monitronics’
neighbors and customers and the company plays an active role in its community.
“To reach this record despite the economic recession and higher prices for food and gas, Monitronics employees dug deep and gave generously,”
said Mary Ingram, Human Resources Manager. “Many of us have seen the need up close this year with neighbors, friends or family members who are suffering with job losses, temporary layoffs or cutbacks in work hours. We very much appreciate all those who gave.”
Founded in 1994, Monitronics International is one of the nation’s largest, fastest-growing alarm monitoring companies. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, they provide monitored security system services to more than 600,000 residential customers and commercial clients through their network of nationwide, independent authorized dealers.
At the heart of their operations is the Monitronics central station, which has consistently met or exceeded all UL, National Fire Protection Association, and Central Station Alarm Association standards. With millions invested in their monitoring technology, they can provide reliable, uninterrupted security monitoring service. Learn more about Monitronics at http://www.Monitronics.com
or their home security company blog located at http://blog.monitronics.com/