APX Alarm employees donate $250,000
Employees of Provo-based APX Alarm Security Solutions Inc. have donated $100,000 to a Utah group that provides support for families and professionals dealing with a genetic disorder called Prader-Willi Syndrome.
The award, based on votes on Facebook, went to Utah Prader-Willi Syndrome Association. The syndrome causes life-threatening symptoms that include weak muscles, slow metabolism, growth problems, cognitive and behavior problems, and an insatiable appetite that can lead to morbid obesity.
Employees of APX, which bills itself as the sixth-largest residential security company in North America, contributed the monies and donated over 7,500 hours of work to charitable causes.
Winning $30,000 awards, also based on Facebook votes, were the Prader-Willi California Foundation; the Heart 2 Home Foundation of Utah; Tapestries of Life in Texas; the Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support of North Carolina; and the Alberta Association for Community Living of Canada.
There were 263 nonprofits nominated through the U.S. and Canada and more than 360,000 votes cast during the competition that began in May, the company said.