PROVO, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vivint, one of the largest providers of smart home technology in North America, is gathering 1,000 employee volunteers this week to package more than 200,000 meals for malnourished orphans with special needs in Haiti.
This service project is part of a continuing partnership between Vivint Gives Back and the non-profit organization Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). As of spring of 2014, FMSC has packaged 600 million meals for malnourished children around the world. While FMSC meals reach children in more than 70 countries, Vivint will send meals to the Northwest Haiti Christian Mission, a special needs orphanage.
“This is an incredible opportunity for Vivint employees to touch the lives of children in Haiti,” said Holly Mero-Bench, director of Vivint Gives Back. “Many children would starve without these meals. Our partnership with FMSC provides the perfect opportunity for our employees and their families to make a difference in the lives of these children.”
This is the fourth consecutive year Vivint has purchased and packaged food for FMSC, amounting to more than 800,000 meals total—enough meals to feed more than 2,000 children for an entire year.
The packaged meals are made of a rice or potato base. They are designed to help malnourished children, as well as improve health, growth and physical well-being of children who are no longer in immediate danger of starvation. For more information about Feed My Starving Children, go to www.fmsc.org.
The service project begins Thursday, August 14, and will continue through Saturday, August 16, 2014.
About Vivint Gives Back
Vivint Gives Back was created to alleviate hardship and restore hope for families in need. The program focuses on enhancing the lives of children with intellectual disabilities through simple, intelligent products and services. The company's employees and owners contribute time, money, and volunteer hours to perform services for these children. Since its creation in 2008, Vivint Gives Back has donated $6 million and more than 90,000 service hours to give back to local communities, as well as those in need around the world. For more information, visit www.vivint.com/givesback.
Vivint is one of the largest providers of smart home technology in North America. Vivint delivers services through a technology-based platform that integrates a wide range of wireless features and components to provide simple, affordable home security, energy management, home automation, and solar solutions. Vivint's Home Automation package and Advanced Security package have received the Consumers Digest "Best Buy" rating. Vivint also received the 2012 CSAA Central Station of the Year award for overall excellence in monitoring, training, and quality relationships with customers. Dedicated to protecting families, increasing energy efficiency, and simplifying lives, Vivint supports more than 850,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit www.vivint.com.