APX Alarm Volunteers See Firsthand Ike's Path of Destruction
PROVO, Utah -- Dedicated to renewing a sense of hope to victims of Hurricane Ike, APX Alarm Security Solutions sent 90 employee volunteers last month to the Houston - Galveston, Texas area to assist in relief efforts.
A multimedia news release of the project is now available online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3- u2QMS3N0g.
APX Alarm Vice President of Operations, Lindsay Grauling, said, "We feel blessed to have been able to go to Galveston to help clean up the massive destruction that Hurricane Ike caused. The people there are hard- working, kind and optimistic in the face of this incredible hardship and it was truly our pleasure to work alongside them as they started to rebuild their lives."
Employees traveled by bus nearly 30 hours from Provo, Utah to Houston, Texas to assist in the massive cleanup campaign. During the 3-day project, volunteers were able to help and support 76 families who were displaced by the devastation. APX was able to identify many of its own customers who were hit hard but also worked closely with FEMA and other partnering agencies to help others in critical need.
"What an honor it was to serve with our APX employees," said APX Alarm Project Manager, Tom Coleman. "I'll remember the work being very challenging yet rewarding. In serving others, we forgot about our own needs while we were there which liberated us to do more with less sleep, food or rest than we thought possible. We grew closer and respected one another more than any team building exercise could have."
The video documents the extensive and widespread damage that ravaged Galveston Island and the courageous people whose lives were turned upside down by the storm.
"It was very touching," said Galveston resident, Steve Harris. "Those who came never once complained and helped me more than I can express."
About APX Alarm
APX Alarm provides residential security to customers throughout North America. Since its founding in Provo, Utah in 1999, APX has installed over 500,000 home security systems nationwide. The company has an average growth rate of 105% since it began operations. Additional corporate information can be found by visiting our website.