Wayne Alarm Systems is a local company with over 28 years of running our operation out of the city of Lynn, Massachusetts. Established in 1972 by Ralph Sevinor, Wayne Alarm Systems has grown to be a strong supporter of the community. Ralph was taught from a young age by his grandfather about the importance of giving back to the community, and caring for those in need. While Wayne Alarm Systems has grown over the years, the culture of Wayne Alarm Systems has held strong and today we participate in more community service programs than ever.
The way Wayne Alarm Systems selects projects that we would like to participate in is by talking to the community leaders to greater understand the biggest issues facing the residents of Lynn. After completing our due diligence, we decided that we would like to focus on helping the homeless and those that are hungry. There was also a large fire in our city which killed 4 and severely injured two more. After the fire, Wayne Alarm Systems opened its doors to the Red Cross to make a temporary shelter for the displaced family members. This tragic event really hit home to our employees about how our services save lives and how fast situations can change. After realizing that these families were now homeless, we decided to do something to help.
The Lynn Shelter Association and My Brothers Table soup kitchen have been a staples in the Lynn Community for years. This past year alone they have served over 140,000 meals and serve on average 200 guests and 400 meals per a night. Since there establishment they have served over 3 Million meals to the hungry.
When we first contacted my brothers table, we were unsure if we were going to be able to get 17 people to volunteer. To our gratitude, we filled up all of the volunteer positions in under an hour of sending an email, and even had to turn people away because we had so many who wanted to participate. We knew then and there that we found a community service project that not only is a great cause, but our employees are passionate about. To expand on the, we decided that we wanted to create a volunteer schedule in which Wayne Alarm Systems will provide the staff to feed the hungry for one bi monthly. This would mean that this year Wayne Alarm Systems will have served around 2,400 meals to those in need within our community.
While this is just the first step to helping the homeless, we have plans to further integrate ourselves throughout the whole process such as fundraising. We also have plans to volunteer on a habitat for humanity build this coming year to build a home for someone who is less fortunate yet very deserving from our community. We know that this process is a long one, but our team’s goals is to do everything in our power to help those in need. No one in our community should have to sleep on the streets or go to bed hungry at night.
In addition to volunteering at my brothers table, WayneSystems does a number of other fundraising and volunteer activities. Some of these programs include having a cancer walk every summer in memory of Barbra Riley to fundraise for cancer research, Toys for tots fundraising, donations of food for thanksgiving, animal shelter fundraisers and numerous other activities to support causes that directly affect our employees.