For Immediate Release: January 8, 2016
Petaluma, Calif. – CrossCheck, Inc., a leading provider of check processing services, concluded 2015 with a charitable bang by sponsoring a Salvation Army Angel Tree and hosting a food drive for the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB). Employees collected 75 presents for local children in need. Food drive efforts filled three barrels — one more barrel than was originally provided — with food for needy families this holiday season.
As a corporate sponsor of a Salvation Army Angel Tree, CrossCheck employees were able to select a tag from its decorated Christmas tree to fulfill at least one of the suggested gift requests. Last year, the Salvation Army of Petaluma reported that over 500 children had received presents accumulated from sponsors like CrossCheck.
The Christmas Center at the Salvation Army of Petaluma allows low income families with children ages 0-17 to sign up to receive gifts, many of whom don’t have a Christmas tree much less any presents to unwrap.
“We help care for the people of Sonoma County as if they are part of our family, because in truth, they are.” said CrossCheck CEO, J. David Siembieda. He goes on to state, “Simply put, we can help, so we do.”
The REFB regularly feeds 82,000 hungry adults and children in Sonoma County each month, and also provides food and hunger relief to others in Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties. The REFB is a member of Feeding America and a member of the California Association of Food Banks.
REFB’s most recent 2015 statistics revealed that by spring, 400 community food drives had been hosted by companies like CrossCheck as well as schools, online sources, and food and drug stores. Those efforts were able to generate 570,000 meals thus far.
Phone 707-769-0716 or visit the Salvation Army of Petaluma website to learn about giving back. Visit the Redwood Empire Food Bank website or call 707-523-7900 to find out more about lending a hand in feeding the local community.
About CrossCheck, Inc.
CrossCheck, Inc., an established leader in the payments industry, processes and approves billions of dollars worth of check transactions annually for retail and dealer outlets throughout the U.S. For more than 30 years, its goal has been to increase merchants’ profits by providing efficient and affordable check approval, guarantee and conversion services that can help increase sales and reduce risk. The company has offices in Petaluma, California, Phoenix, Arizona and Dallas, Texas. Their suite of services includes check conversion technology, ACH, web-based transactions and remote deposit capture products.
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