Third annual barbecue event helps raise funds for homeless families
As the economy continues to struggle, more events have been held to raise awareness and money for the growing homelessness problem in the United States. Though these events are generally peaceful, they can draw large crowds, necessitating light security details. To ensure security personnel and organizers are on the same page throughout these events, communications devices such as Motorola walkie-talkies are often used.
Motorola handheld radios, such as the BPR40, DTR650 and Radius CP200 can ensure personnel and officials have open communication to respond effectively in the event of an emergency. Motorola Impres batteries and two-way radio earpieces can provide personnel with reliable power and hands-free comfort.
The Naperville Sun Times recently reported that a barbecue to raise funds and awareness for Bridge Communities, a non-profit organization that aids homeless families in DuPage County, Illinois, was held earlier this month. The third annual event was a success, as many attended the fundraiser, leading to more than $19,000 worth of donations.
"Bridge Communities is extremely grateful to the folks who created and coordinated the annual Glen Ellyn Backyard Barbecue Cook-Off," Amy Van Polen, director of the organization, told the news provider. "It's a really hard-working, fun-loving group, and they're making a significant impact on our community … by donating all of the proceeds to help homeless families right here in DuPage County."