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Organized by: Mervyn Applewhite

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Hello everyone, my name is Mervyn Applewhite and I am raising funds to start a fire alarm and security company. I have been in this industry for 17 years. I really enjoy the work that I do. It gives me satisfaction to know that I am doing my part to protect families, businesses, and personal property. Being in this industry I have encountered discrimination being one out of a handful of African Americans in the San Diego area involved in this industry. I figured why not start my own company? My ultimate motive is to expose more minorities and underprivileged youths to this field, due to the fact that it is not a widely known trade. I have already taken the California Alarm Company Operators and in the process of pursuing my electrical contractors license. The funds I am asking for is to pay for: Contractors exam Tools and equipment Study material Insurance and bonding Special certifications And whatever else it's going to take to run a successful business. Anything would help, even advice from other like minded entrepreneurs. Thank you for taking the time to review my fundraiser. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at:


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