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Mission 500 raises more than $18,000 at Expo Seguridad Mexico
Mission 500, a non-profit organization that partners with World Vision and is dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis, raised another $18,600 at Expo Seguridad Mexico, which was held April 20-22 in Mexico City.
During the opening evening cocktail reception, Samsung, the host and sponsor of the event, donated a 42-inch LCD TV for a raffle, according to a press statement issued by the expo organizers. Local Samsung staff helped sell tickets and $1,100 was raised. The winner was freelance consultant Charles Villareal.
The following evening, Expo Seguridad hosted its annual awards dinner, which was attended by more than 240 people. The dinner raised another $10,000, and an iPad was auctioned off for $1,500 to Ricardo Guzman of Inalarm. During the show, the organizers sold ESM merchandise such as shoulder bags, caps, portfolios and pens, which raised another $1,000.
On April 23, the day after the show, Alan Forman, president of Altronix, and Glenn Patrizio, director of sales for LRG International, joined George and Andrea Fletcher to visit a World Vision project in Tulpetlac, about 45 minutes from downtown Mexico City. The local community center helps to support mothers and children who live in an area where many of the homes have no water or electricity. At the community center, secretarial, computer, sewing and beauty classes are held for woman looking to find ways to earn a living. Children also come to the center to learn arts and crafts, play and receive basic medical attention.