Over 100 volunteers from Convergint Technologies, along with several family members and vendor partners, recently provided a full day of service at Freedom Place, our recovery program for victims of child sex trafficking. The annual event held on the day of the company’s founding, called Convergint Day, is Convergint Technologies’ way of giving back to the community by providing thousands of volunteer hours to non-profit organizations in cities where they have offices.
Convergint general manager of Houston, Brad Williams said, “We chose Freedom Place because of all the good they do in our community, and helping people turn their lives around.”
The volunteers were enthusiastic, eager to accomplish their given tasks, and downright amazing! Each of the projects below were significant undertakings that took a lot of individual effort from each member of the team assigned to a project. On top of all the hours of donated labor, the value of the equipment and materials Convergint donated was about $75,000! Here is just an overview of what was given and accomplished:
- Donated and installed a new security system with 14 cameras
- Donated and installed a new electronic entry system
- Cleaned up the horse arena
- Installed a power line across the horse arena for an electric fence
- Removed old carpeting from the caretakers cottage
- Demolished and removed an old fire place in the caretakers cottage
- Primed walls for painting in the caretaker cottage
- Installed handrails on the second floor of the maintenance barn
- Installed plumbing in the maintenance barn
- Organized the contents of the maintenance barn
- Painted the outside of the maintenance barn
- Moved four therapy offices and one large room from the front upstairs to the back upstairs
- Donated a golf cart and constructed a new covered port for it
- Installed a paver walk path to the administration building
- Painted the outside of the K-9 barn
We are so grateful to Brad Williams and the entire Convergint Technologies team. It is only through generous supporters like you that we are able to continue providing a path to freedom for victims of child sex trafficking.
Convergint Technologies is a global company that designs and installs systems to provide electronic security, physical security, fire and life safety, and communications. They employ over 2000 professionals in locations throughout North America, Asia Pacific and the UK, and were recently recognized by SDM Magazine as the 4th largest systems integrator in North America.