Assa Abloy is partnering with the USO to provide backpacks loaded with food, toiletries and other personal items for troops’ use as they wait for their personal luggage to arrive back from deployment.

The 1,000 backpacks will be packed on the show floor at security trade show ASIS 2017, being held this week in Dallas, at the company’s booth before being provided to service members returning to the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

“Deployments are complex and emotionally taxing for our troops so everything we can do to show our support and normalize the process is effort well-spent,” says Jeff Huggins, director of government programs, Assa Abloy Door Security Solutions. “We’re grateful for their service and applaud the work of the USO. It’s clear that this sentiment is prevalent throughout the ASIS community, so we welcome any opportunity to help this cause.”

Assa Abloy is encouraging ASIS attendees to visit and pack a bag with its employees and USO volunteers at booth #3203 to show support for the returning service members. Partner companies taking part in the event include RS2, Genetec, Lenel, Open Options, AccessNsite, Software House, AMAG and S2.

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