Dec 19, 2018
DAVENPORT, Iowa – Per Mar Security Services, a leading provider of total security solutions for residential and commercial clients based in Davenport, IA, was a recipient of the “2018 Honeywell Community Service Award”. This award recognizes authorized Honeywell Dealers who are committed to community service, and supporting their local communities. Per Mar received the award for its efforts in supporting Hand-in-Hand.
Hand-in-Hand is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to expand the capabilities, confidence, and quality of life for children and young adults of all abilities by providing programs designed to encourage fun, learning, and social interaction in a positive environment. Per Mar has been a long-time supporter of Hand-in-Hand and a sponsor of its largest fundraiser, the Hand-in-Hand Chili Cook-Off.
Per Mar employees, led by team leaders Ronda Meyer, Susan Richards, Lori Ryden, and Gretchen Goettig, raised money for the cook-off by hosting a mini cook-off, bingo, taco bars, employee jeans days, bake sales, and raffles. The Per Mar Charity Fund matched the money raised dollar for dollar, bringing the total to more than $4,300. In addition to the money raised, Per Mar employees donated their time to make gallons of chili and volunteer at the Chili Cook-Off event. At the annual cook-off this year, Per Mar took 1st place for People’s Choice for Best Individual Chili and 1st place for the Spirit Award, which is given to the team who raises the most money.
“Per Mar has been a strong partner to Hand-in-Hand over the years, especially with our annual fundraising event, the Chili Cook-Off. Per Mar employees work hard to make sure this event is a success by selling raffle tickets and raising money for the event in fun and creative ways, and by organizing a chili team that competes (and often wins!) every year,” said Elizabeth VanCamp, Marketing & Development Director at Hand-in-Hand. “The company also sponsors the event, making an even bigger overall impact on the event and those who Hand-in-Hand serves. All of this effort and generosity makes inclusive programs for children and young adults of all abilities possible, which is an invaluable gift to our participants and their families. We think Per Mar's continual support of many other local organizations is fantastic, but we're especially grateful for the support they show us at the Chili Cook-Off and throughout the entire year. Our community thrives because of Per Mar's positive impact on area non-profits and who they serve."
About Per Mar Security Services
Established in 1953, Per Mar Security Services is the largest, family-owned, full-service security company in the Midwest with more than 2,400 team members, operating in 23 branch locations and 19 satellite locations. The company provides full-service security solutions for homes and businesses including security officer services, smart home automation, burglar and fire alarms, access control, security cameras, alarm monitoring, investigative services and background checks. For more information about Per Mar Security Services, please visit permarsecurity.com.