Monitronics, a subsidiary of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASCMA) and leading international home security alarm monitoring company headquartered in Dallas, today announced their sponsorship of the Agape Resource and Assistance Center in Plano, TX, in conjunction with North Texas Giving Day.
As a corporate sponsor, Monitronics has dedicated time, money and resources to the shelter, helping women in dire need of safety and security to get the peace of mind they deserve.
“Security is a vital part of these women’s recovery and their abilities to overcome their violent experiences of the past,” said Stacy Young, Monitronics Director of Human Resources, who is leading this effort on Monitronics’ behalf. “Many of the affected women are victims of abuse and human trafficking, and we are determined to help them move forward. It is a shame these crimes happen in our own backyard, and I am proud of our community for coming together to help our fellow residents in need.”
The program’s mission is to provide critical housing and life skills that empower single women and their children to transform from homelessness, crisis and poverty to self-sustaining, fulfilling lives. Recently, Young spearheaded a donation by Monitronics, Alarm.com and Nortek of $20,000 in security hardware and monitoring to the Agape Resource and Assistance Center, including new professionally-installed, monitored security systems throughout the shelter and its three residences.
The upcoming campaign is focused on the importance of security in keeping out the “Big Bad Wolf” and fostering the recovery of the women while rebuilding their lives and the lives of their children.
“We are humbled to help the women of Agape, and to make a difference in the lives of our fellow Dallas-area residents,” said Bruce Mungiguerra, Monitronics Senior Vice President of Operations. “These women often face unimaginable struggles on a daily basis. We are grateful for the opportunity to bring safety and security back to their lives.”
North Texas Giving Day is the largest online donation day in the US, organized by the Communities Foundation, a Dallas-based philanthropic organization. The day is based around an online giving event for people across the nation to come together to raise as much money as possible for North Texas nonprofits on one day: September 22, 2016. In seven years, North Texas Giving Day has raised $119 million for the North Texas community, and their goal for this year’s event is $30,000. The event will be hosted live from Victory Park in Dallas.
For those interested in learning more or contributing to the cause, other businesses and residents can donate online at http://hope4agape.com/online-donation/.