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June 21, 2013 - Central Defense Security (CDS), a leading provider of business, retail and warehouse security, raised more than $10,500 to support the Memphis Parks and Neighborhoods’ Summer Day Camp program, which is hosted at community centers around the city. This is the second consecutive year that CDS has held a fundraising drive to raise money to offset camp fees for many Memphis families, including some of the security firm’s officers.

The money, which was given to Mayor A C Wharton during a presentation in late May, will cover the cost for more than 100 campers to attend camp at ten different locations around the city, as well as allow the city to hire five new summer employees.

“Central Defense is thrilled to once again lend support to the city’s summer camp program,” said Ken Moody, Director of Community Relations at CDS. “We understand how important it is for children to have a safe place to go during the summer where they can be engaged and have access to quality programs. Our team is excited to visit the campers and help enhance their summer experience during the next several weeks.”  

Last year, CDS collected more than $7,500, which enabled the firm to sponsor 50 campers at six sites around Memphis. Additionally, the firm adopted the Riverview Community Center’s camp and CDS employees visited the campers to deliver gifts and play games on what was the company’s seventh anniversary. This year, the firm plans to visit campers around the city, as well as participate in several special events at the community centers.

“The generous contribution from our partner, Central Defense Security, allows the children in our community access to safe and fun filled summer camps,” said Janet Hooks, Director of Memphis Parks and Neighborhoods. “We greatly appreciate our partners, Craig Weiss, Larry Carroll and Ken Moody of CDS for their vision and caring that enables us to provide children this opportunity.”

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