Security 101® – Raleigh, a leading security systems integrator, announced Durham Rescue Mission as the winner of the 2018 Gift of Security. The corporate giving initiative donates $10,000 worth of integrated security services from locally owned offices, and equipment from program product partner, Axis Communications, to deserving nonprofits. All integrated security solutions provided are completely free for the nonprofit winner.
This year nearly 70,000 votes were cast collectively to determine 15 nonprofit award winners at different office locations throughout the country.
Since inception, the Gift of Security has provided integrated security solutions to nearly 30 organizations. The most challenging part is getting organizations to understand the legitimacy of the giving program and to nominate themselves. Local offices are privately owned and under no obligation to participate in the Gift of Security. In fact, employees at participating local offices often donate their time during the work week to execute the program and donate time on the weekend for installations.
The award presentation will take place in January 2018.
Nonprofit finalists have been named for the 2018 Gift of Security and the winning nonprofit will be determined by online vote. Voting to take place November 16 - December 8.
2018 Nonprofit Finalists
|Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central NC|
|Durham Rescue Mision|
|TRP Global, Inc.|
Security 101® - Raleigh is excited to announce their participation in the 6th annual Gift of Security. The corporate-giving program provides an integrated security system and $10,000 worth of equipment from product partner, Axis Communications, to one nonprofit winner at each participating office location. This year fifteen Security 101 offices throughout the U.S. will engage a panel of judges from the community to help review nonprofit nominations and identify three qualified organizations to advance to the online voting process, which ultimately determines the grand prize winner. Voting will take place throughout the month of November and the winning organizations will be announced in December.
2018 Judges Panel
Security 101 is proud to announce that our Raleigh location has been honored with the Patriot Award for their support of Staff Sgt. Robert Abraham, 1/139 Training Regiment, North Carolina Army National Guard. The North Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program, presented the award to Al Affinito, President and Bobby Weathers, Vice President of Security 101 - Raleigh in a ceremony on August 1, 2016, hosted by ESGR volunteer Ken Oppenheim. (Pictured left to right: Al Affinito, Security 101 - Raleigh, Ken Oppenheim, ESGR, Staff Sgt. Robert Abraham, North Carolina Army National Guard and Bobby Weathers, Security 101 - Raleigh)
“We are extremely impressed with Staff Sergeant Abraham’s professionalism, work ethic and team work,” said Affinito. “We are honored to receive these awards.”
“From day one with Security 101, they have supported my military career,” said Abraham. “I needed time away for training two weeks after I started with Security 101 and it was met without issue.”
The Patriot Award recognizes individual supervisors and bosses nominated by an employee serving in the National Guard or Reserve for support provided directly to the nominating Service Member. The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support Citizen Warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence of needed. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve was established in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between service members and employers.
"We are proud to recognize the countless employers who not only support their employees serving in the nation's Guard and Reserve, but who readily acknowledge the extraordinary value they bring as employees to their workplace,” said North Carolina ESGR Committee Chair Ron Bogle. “Hiring Guard and Reserve members as an employee is not only the patriotic thing to do, it's the business-smart thing to do.
This nationwide model allows us to set standards across our network and provide our clients the consistency, accountability and satisfaction they deserve.