Axis Communications matches $15k pledge

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

MIAMI, Fla.—As Mission 500 brings their Feeding America campaign to a close, they would like to recognize the countless individuals that stepped up to the “plate” to help feel families across America. 

Mission 500 launched their Feeding America Million Meal Challenge campaign in late March, focused on securing meals for families across the U.S. and initially helped secure over 180,000 meals. Hikvision USA led the charge in helping to match the first $5,000 in donations made. That match was kicked off by George Fletcher and a few other industry leaders in a Buzz Challenge that went viral. Volunteers offered up their hair, mustache and beard for the opportunity to give back. Axis Communications also stepped in to close out the initiative with an additional $15,000 donation that added another 150,000 meals for a total of 330,000 meals overall. 

“We are eternally grateful to be in such good company within this industry,” Kenneth Gould, Mission 500 Chairman, said in the announcement. “The donations came with sacrifice as we are sure it is not an easy time for some to put food on their own tables. We thank Axis for always having our backs and helping us close this campaign out strong, and we look forward as an organization to the next Mission 500 challenge.” 

Jeff Coco, director of Technical Services, Axis Communications also commented: “It is our pleasure to be a part of something that is bigger than us and knowing that we are able to leave our mark. We have always supported the work that Mission 500 does to help families across the nation.” 

Mission 500 is now getting ready to launch their new campaign, “The M500 Club,” as the organization looks forward to continuing its efforts to help bring awareness to those in need.