LAS VEGAS — Video surveillance manufacturer Hikvision USA Inc. has donated US$15,000 and security equipment to the Team 5 Foundation; funds raised to allow the Team 5 volunteers to assist with natural disasters and medical deployments.
Hikvision says Team 5 is a platinum-rated medical nonprofit organization that deploys volunteers to dangerous and difficult-to-reach areas around the globe to teach medicine to local health practitioners, run free dental and medical clinics, and support communities after a natural disaster. Team 5 also donates medical supplies, solar lights and clean water units. Part of the World Health Organization, the nonprofit is given special permission to enter areas that others cannot.
“We appreciate the partnership with Hikvision and their monetary and technology contributions to the Team 5 Foundation. Hikvision’s investment will allow us to continue our life-changing campaigns in 2019 and their cutting-edge thermal technology contribution will allow us to be more efficient in our life saving efforts,” said Eric Linder, founder and CEO of Team 5, in a prepared statement.
Hikvision’s gaming business development manager Scott Bartlett is a Team 5 volunteer. “We perform surgeries and provide basic health services for indigenous peoples, and educate the tribes on best practices for general healthcare as well as midwife best practices,” he said.
“At Hikvision we have a saying, ‘See Far, Go Further,’ and this business philosophy beautifully aligns with the Team 5 organization as a group of dedicated military veterans who are willing to go where other humanitarian organizations will not to help some of the most remote needs on the planet,” said Jeremy Howard, Hikvision vice-president of vertical business development.
Hikvision also donated a thermal PTZ camera that will be installed on a Team 5 Toyota Quick Response Vehicle, and the firm donated a thermal scope for Team 5’s online annual silent auction.