APX Alarm Launches Fund Raising Challenge with $60,000 Commitment to Support Families in Need During the Holidays

PROVO, Utah -- APX Alarm, one of the nation's largest residential security alarm companies, announced today it has launched a community donation challenge to assist hundreds of families in financial need during the holiday season.

Appearing on KUTV “2News This Morning,” APX Alarm CEO, Todd Pedersen announced for the second consecutive year, APX Alarm has partnered with United Way of Utah County to support the Sub for Santa program. Pedersen shared how APX employees had raised $60,000 to be used entirely for families and children in Utah County. He also issued a challenge for other companies and interested parties to provide additional support as a result of the ongoing economic slowdown impacting a growing number of families along the Wasatch Front.

“The number of families and children impacted by the ongoing economic hardships continues to grow all around us,” said Todd Pedersen, CEO of APX Alarm. “We are thrilled to be involved as a company with such a terrific organization and initiative to help those children and families in need.”

“With the slump in the economy, we have seen an increase in families applying for help who have never needed it before,” said Jenn Kilstrom, director of United Way of Utah County Sub for Santa. “This program provides community members with the opportunity to provide a little holiday cheer for Utah County children whose families are facing difficult circumstances.”

Donations for Sub for Santa may be made directly to United Way in Utah County by calling 801-374-2588 or by visiting www.unitedwayuc.org.

About United Way of Utah County Sub for Santa

United Way of Utah County Sub for Santa program is a temporary assistance program that provides Christmas gifts for children through sponsors and is designed to foster self-sufficiency by helping applicants learn different ways to manage their time, money and talents. The program is part of United Way of Utah County’s focus on building financially stable families.

About APX Alarm

APX Alarm’s mission is to help families protect and secure their future. Now in its 10th year of operations, APX Alarm is one of the fastest growing national security alarm companies providing world-class customer support and service to hundreds of thousands of customers throughout North America. Currently, it is ranked #7 in the SDM list of the largest 100 security installation and monitoring companies. Additional corporate information can be found by visiting our website.