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HID Global Teams with Mission 500 to Help Children in Need

ISC WESTHID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced it will be sponsoring two events at the ISC West conference in April to support Mission 500, the security industry’s initiative to serve the needs of children and communities in crisis through partnership with the World Vision Christian humanitarian organization.

“At HID Global, we have been strong supporters of Mission 500 since its inception, and our continued dedication to this organization reflects our deep commitment to sharing our success with the many communities around the world where we operate, and to make a difference in young people's lives,” said Denis Hébert, HID Global President and CEO. “At ISC West, we are very happy to be sponsoring a Mission 500-facilitated backpack-building project to help needy students, and a 5K run to raise money that will be used to feed, educate, clothe and provide healthcare for children in crisis, worldwide.”

The Mission 500 backpack-building project is open to volunteer participation and takes place on the first day of ISC West, April 2, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the visitor registration area at the Las Vegas Convention Center. HID Global anticipates that the project will result in the assembly and delivery of approximately 450 backpacks. HID Global will also be helping to sponsor a 5K run/2K walk on the second day of the conference, from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Runners may register at the following link for a nominal $30 fee, and all net proceeds raised will go to charity. Additional information about each event is available on the ISC West events pages or by emailing [email protected].

“We are very appreciative of HID Global’s long-time support, and for sponsoring these projects at ISC West,” said George Fletcher, advisory board member with Mission 500. “The security industry has been extraordinarily generous through the Mission 500 program, providing a sustained flow of food, clothing and education to needy children around the world. The ISC West projects provide additional opportunities for HID Global and other supporters to help with this important work.”

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About Mission 500

Mission 500 is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of children and communities in crisis. By using their intimate knowledge of the security industry, they have helped focus industry efforts on sponsoring at least 500 Children in World Vision's program with 100 percent of funds raised going directly to World Vision. Through corporate sponsorships and donors, the volunteer-driven initiative has increased the number of sponsored children to more than 700. For more information on contributions or sponsorships, please visit www.mission500.org or contact George Fletcher at [email protected].

About HID Global

HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, management, and use of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company’s primary brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, IdenTrust®, LaserCard®, Lumidigm®, and HID®. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2,200 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit www.hidglobal.com.

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