Red Five Charity Event Makes Record Donation to Share, Inc. Food Bank
Red Hand’s Helping annual food drive benefits more than 1,000 individuals throughout Northern Virginia
September 18, 2019 – Red Five, a private, McLean-based security and management consulting company, announced the impact of their company-wide food drive that resulted in a donation of more than 7,000 items to a local food bank. The event, hosted by the company’s charitable arm, Red Hand’s Helping, supports Share, Inc. a non-profit that provides emergency assistance to hundreds of families throughout four zip codes in and around McLean/Great Falls.
“At Red Five, community service is a company-wide effort and we are especially proud that our team of 50 employees can make such a significant impact on children, families and individuals right here in our neighborhood,” said Kris Coleman, Founder, President and CEO of Red Five. “We look forward to making a larger impact each year to ensure local charities like Share, Inc have the food and necessities to help those in need.”
This year, Red Hands Helping Annual Food Drive more than doubled their donations from last year. A 15-day effort helped restock the shelves of Share Inc. that often deplete during the summer months. Red Five’s donations included food and personal care items to help Share, Inc. serve more than 1,000 individuals across the Northern Virginia community.
“With one of the larger food drives we have received, all of us at Share, Inc. are deeply grateful by Red Five’s commitment to service for our neighbors in need,” said Don Frickel, President of Share, Inc. “Red Five’s generosity and community spirit has aided us in restocking our diminished storerooms with the essentials for the families and individuals in our community who need it most.”
Share Inc. is a local all-volunteer entity with no paid staff, no office and no paid fundraisers, supported by generous donations like that of Red Five’s. Share Inc. provides 350-400 families with essentials including emergency financial assistance, food and clothing and back-school- supplies. Additionally, the non-profit provides more than 700 bags of groceries to those in need every month.
As an extension of this work, Red Five executives will match the donations, and will provide these additional items to other local charities serving the Northern Virginia community.
About Red Five
Red Five is a security and management consulting company comprised of former CIA, FBI, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Military security professionals and experienced system designers. It has a robust past performance supporting corporate executives, U.S. government officials, diplomats and other high net-worth individuals and families with expert consulting and protection services. Red Five is committed to providing holistic, proactive, and cost-effective solutions to critical security challenges and performing targeted assessments with discretion and high ethical standards. The company supports projects in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean from offices in Washington D.C. and Palo Alto, CA. For more information about Red Five, visit Red5Security.com