Monitronics' Mary Jensby recognized by Mission 500

Mission 500, a charitable organization dedicated to helping needy children, recently honored Monitronics Central Station Director Mary Jensby with its 2012 Humanitarian and Corporate Social Responsibility award.

The award recognizes companies and individuals in the security industry who make contributions to those in need. Jensby, who is well-known in the industry for her service to the Central Station Alarm Association and the Electronic Security Association, has also volunteered her time to community and social causes in the Dallas area over the years.

Some of these efforts include working with the Salvation Army to prepare and serve meals and volunteering at a North Texas Food Bank to help unload trucks, stock shelves, empty and fill cartons, load tables, and more.

At Christmas, Jensby's team at Monitronics "adopted" the local elementary school and invited another special needs school to their facility. Children enjoyed a day with Santa and were treated to lunch, presents, and a tour of the service department. Additionally, each Christmas she has donated items to a local assisted-living care facility, making sure that every resident receives a gift. She also volunteers for the American Cancer Society in her spare time.

"It is an honor to receive this award. I am very proud to be joining an elite group of previous winners. Giving back is near and dear to my heart, especially in these rough economical times," Jensby said. "Volunteering is important to me because it gives me the opportunity to make a difference in someone's life at a time when they need it most. It's not about making monetary donations or contributions; it's about the self-satisfaction that I had an impact to make someone or something better, even if it was for a short time."

Jensby's award will be presented at 5 p.m. on March 29 at ISC West. The ceremony will be held at the Security 5K reception on the show floor near the entrance to the expo hall.