NEC Awards $20K Grant to NJ Charity CUMAC for Security System (Video)

NEC Foundation of America has awarded a $20,000 grant to Paterson, New Jersey-based charity CUMAC.

CUMAC provides food, disaster relief, housing, job training and care to over 40,000 individuals annually – including children, the sick, elderly, disabled, homeless and hungry, victims of disasters and people in need of help during times of crises.

Jeremy Strauss, Vice President, NEC Foundation of America
Jeremy Strauss, Vice President, NEC Foundation of America

The NEC Foundation grant will help to fund the purchase and installation of technology systems upgrades and safety and property protection improvements to their 28,000 square foot warehouse, where their resources are stored.

“Employees at NEC Financial Services, in Saddle Brook, N.J identified CUMAC as a very effective organization in the local community where they volunteer their time, nominated CUMAC for an Empowerment Grant from NEC Foundation of America,” said Jeremy Strauss, Vice President, NEC Foundation of America.

“We hope this grant will assist CUMAC in their continued support of those in need.”

(Millions of Americans struggle with hunger. The damage is impacting communities everywhere. Find out how CUMAC is helping feed people and change lives every day. Courtesy of CUMAC and YouTube)

“The entire CUMAC team is honored to be the recipients of an Empowerment Grant from NEC Foundation of America,” said Mark Dinglasan, Executive Director of CUMAC.

“As we continue to make a difference in Paterson and Northern New Jersey, it is truly a game changer to have inspiring volunteers and supporters like the employees of NEC Financial Services that give so freely of their time, talent and treasure to our mission.”

(Image courtesy of CUMAC)
(Image courtesy of CUMAC)

NEC Foundation of America’s mission is to contribute at a community level to the creation of social value and help advance society and human potential through technology and innovative giving programs with a focus on:

  • STEM education
  • Health and human services
  • Environmental stewardship, and
  • Community well being

Addressing the need at CUMAC was in line with NEC Foundation’s goals for community contribution.

Stephanie Ames, Development Director at CUMAC
Stephanie Ames,
Development Director at CUMAC

“CUMAC is extremely grateful to our friends at NEC for their extraordinary generosity. Their support will help to ensure that our programs are able to provide for those who need us most now and in the years to come,” said Stephanie Ames, Development Director.

Thank you, NEC, for your partnership in our mission to feed people and change lives!”

CUMAC is a 501c3 non-profit organization with multiple programs dedicated to alleviating hunger and poverty in Paterson, Passaic County and beyond.

CUMAC’s programs include:

(Image courtesy of CUMAC)
(Image courtesy of CUMAC)
  • A food pantry that serves over 3,000 individuals every month
  • A food depot that handles nearly 2 million pounds of food for a network of over 50 agencies
  • A disaster relief program
  • A thrift shop that provides high quality, low cost items to the community
  • The Pathways to Work program that offers job training to those seeking gainful employment
  • The Place of Promise which provides a permanent supportive housing program for the chronically homeless, and
  • The Community Food Coalition, a collection of pantries working together to stop hunger in New Jersey

NEC Foundation of America, a competitor in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, was established in 1991 and endowed at $10 million by NEC Corporation and NEC Corporation of America (NEC) a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate.

NEC Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant requests. For inquiries

NEC delivers integrated Solutions for Society that are aligned with our customers’ priorities to create new value for people, businesses and society, with a special focus on safety, security and efficiency.

NEC Corporation at a Glance

For nearly 30 years, NEC has been developing face recognition technology by defining it as one of the key technologies to help achieve a safer and more secure society.

The technology has now been implemented in more than 100 systems in 40 countries worldwide.

NEC will continue to develop solutions that leverage face recognition technology as part of its portfolio of AI technologies “NEC the Wise” (*3), and to deliver the solutions for a wide range of fields, including social infrastructure and private sector facilities.

NEC’s award-winning public safety solutions are used in 40-plus countries (and increasingly in India) – by governments, and public and private institutions – to safeguard lives and property, both in the real and virtual worlds.

(Learn More about NEC Corporation, and clearly view a future image of a new value creation which is achieved by cooperation of Internet of Things (IoT) getting into full swing, Systems of Engagement (SoE) which produces a new value from relations of human, things and events and systems of Records to support business activity. Courtesy of NEC Corporation and YouTube)

NEC Corporation in 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

The 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of Physical, IT, Port Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, (Fire, EMT, Military, Support Services Vets, SBA, Medical Tech) as well as the Federal, State, County and Municipal Government Agencies – to acknowledge their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

As an ‘ASTORS’ competitor, NEC Corporation will be competing against the industry’s leading providers of Innovative Facial, IRIS, Biometric Recognition System Solutions.

American Security Today will be holding the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, November 15th at ISC East, the Northeast’s largest security industry event, in the Jacob Javits Exhibition Center in New York City.

At ISC East you will have the chance to meet with technical reps from over 225 leading brands in the security industry, allowing you to find out about new products and stay ahead of the competition.

Encompassing everything from Video Surveillance and Access Control to Smart Home Technologies and Unmanned Security, you’re sure to find products and services that will benefit your company and clients.

ASTORS HSA 2017Good luck to NEC Corporation on becoming a Winner of the 2017 American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

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