(MENAFN - Newswire.com LLC) CARY, N.C.,
August 14, 2019(Newswire.com) -
Alexis Schondelmayer is a recipient of one of the 2019 Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund's scholarships. The fund is one of the National Fallen Firefighters Partner Programs and is sponsored from the sales of OmniShield Home Safe Networks.
Alexis lost her father in December 2013 in the line of duty. Her father was Jon Francis Schondelmayer and was a Captain for the Cary Fire Department and a firefighter of 19 years with the Swift Creek Volunteer Fire Department. In addition, Capt. Shondelmayer was a United States Marine Corps Veteran of Operation Desert Storm.
One of the reasons Alexis was chosen by the Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund was her application expressed her desire to help others in need. Alexis is pursuing a physical therapy career. Seems the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
OmniShield Home Safe Networks has donated close to a quarter of a million dollars over the years to their Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund. The fund began in 2000 and immediately joined with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Emmitsburg, MD for assistance in choosing applicants. This was to ensure the funds were distributed in the most effective manner.
"We're proud to have made an impact over these 19 years. Heroes like Captain Schondelmayer risk their lives to save life and property. Many times, the public doesn't understand the need for upgrading the fire protection in our homes from the minimum standard to what is recommended by the experts. But for our customers, our products can make their homes safer and their homes are safer for first responders as well. With our newest products, a homeowner can inform the first responders of the room of origin in a house fire as well as the levels of carbon monoxide when the fire trucks arrive," stated Chris Roberts, President of the manufacturer of the OmniShield Brand.
Pictured with Alexis Schondelmayer are OmniShield Dealers, Brian Ball and Terry Dalton along with members of the Cary Fire Department in North Carolina.