OREM, UT–(Marketwire – Aug 9, 2011) – Pinnacle Security, a leader in the North American residential security market, today announced it has held the initial fundraising activity for its partnership with Going Beyond Borders, an NGO committed to providing relief to individuals and families in Kenya. Pinnacle Security dedicated Aug. 5-6 to the effort, inviting customers to make donations and allowing Pinnacle’s security consultants to contribute commissions to benefit the organization.
Pinnacle’s partnership with Going Beyond Borders is a significant part of the Pinnacle Security: Securing Hope philanthropic initiative. The first objective of the partnership is to build a new hospital in Kakamega, Kenya.
Going Beyond Borders, in partnership with Pinnacle Security as well as other organizations, has committed to raise $200,000 to fund the hospital. Once the financing goal is met, Pinnacle teams will accompany Going Beyond Borders to participate in the actual construction of the facility.
In order to illustrate the need for the new hospital and encourage donations, Pinnacle has produced video that can be viewed here.
“Going Beyond Borders has all the right elements in place to effect a substantive improvement in the lives of people in western Kenya,” said Stuart Dean, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Pinnacle Security. “With the closest medical facility several hours away, this hospital will serve 4,000 people who currently have no other access to any health care. We are pleased for the opportunity to help.”
Going Beyond Borders board member Ruth Oniang’o, a former councilwoman in Kenya, has donated the land needed for the hospital.
“I know first-hand the tremendous need this hospital will serve. I have personally experienced the transport of individuals whose relatively minor injuries became life threatening due to the distance that had to be travelled to see a doctor,” said Oniang’o. “I am pleased to help oversee the fundraising and am excited to see it come to fruition.”
Additional fundraising activities will include a 5K run to be held November 12. To keep apprised of events and ways you can participate in the building of the hospital, please visit Pinnacle Security on youtube and the company’s website at www.pinnaclesecurity.com/charity.php.
About Pinnacle Security
Pinnacle Security is an industry leader in providing quality residential and commercial security solutions to help individuals realize the peace-of-mind that comes from protecting the things that matter most. Pinnacle is headquartered in Orem, Utah and has sales offices throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.pinnaclesecurity.com.
About Going Beyond Borders
Going Beyond Borders is a non-profit organization committed to provide ongoing relief efforts in Africa and is dedicated to educate, feed, and aid those who would die needlessly from preventable conditions. Current projects include Sustain Kenya, which will supply funds and materials to build a full-service hospital in addition to donating sheep and goats for poor smallholder women farms. Going Beyond Borders also collects items for the community such as computers for schools, clothing for women and children, soccer balls and team uniforms. To get involved, please visit www.goingbeyondborders.org.