Employees of APX Alarm Raise Funds Through Charitable Giving and Days of Service
PROVO, Utah--APX Alarm Security Solutions, Inc., the 6th largest residential security company in North America, has contributed $250,000 to the six non-profit organizations receiving the most Facebook votes as part of the inaugural APX Gives Back Project.
The Utah Prader-Willi Syndrome Association received the highest number of votes on Facebook throughout the United States and Canada and received the $100,000 grand prize. Five additional $30,000 donations were given to the leading non-profit organizations in each region (four in the United States and one in Canada) receiving the most votes during the contest that began in May, 2010.
Regional winners include:
- Canada -- Alberta Association for Community Living
- Pacific -- Prader-Willi California Foundation
- Mountain -- Heart 2 Home Foundation
- Central -- Tapestries of Life
- Eastern -- CHERUBS
An additional $10,000 donation was given through a drawing of eligible organizations who received a minimum of 2,000 votes. The Blue Heron Support Services Association of Edmonton, Alberta was the recipient.
Overall, 263 non-profit organizations were nominated with over 260,000 votes cast during the competition. All of the proceeds were donated by APX Alarm employees who gave varying amounts during two days of giving this summer. In addition, APX Alarm employees participated in service projects and contributed over 7,500 hours of service in communities throughout North America.
"We are proud of our employees who embraced this project with so much enthusiasm," said APX Family Foundation President, Josh Houser. "We are equally proud to help increase awareness for all the charities that were nominated who do such tremendous work in improving the lives of so many."
APX Alarm intends to extend the APX Gives Back Project in 2011. Details of the 2011 campaign will be announced early next year.
About APX Alarm Security Solutions Inc.
APX Alarm's mission is to help families protect and secure their future. Now in its 11th year of operations, APX alarm is one of the fastest-growing national residential security alarm companies providing world-class customer support and service to hundreds of thousands of customers throughout North America. APX Alarm is currently ranked #6 on the SDM list of the largest 100 residential security installation and monitoring companies.