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Petaluma, Calif. (Nov. 20, 2018) — Employees from CrossCheck and its affiliate, Optio Solutions, made an early start on holiday giving by donating 25 turkeys to the Redwood Gospel Mission’s Great Thanksgiving Banquet 2018, a multi-purpose event focused on helping families in need as well as the homeless. The 500 pounds of fresh and frozen turkeys were delivered today in time for the mission’s hot turkey dinner celebration (11 am to 7 pm, Wed., Nov. 21) at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.
“The Great Thanksgiving Banquet has been a vital part of our community outreach for over 20 years,” states the mission. “Everyone is welcome to enjoy a hot turkey dinner, get a free haircut, warm coat or medical evaluation. There will be chapel services and a foot washing area where guests can be pampered and receive a new pair of socks. There are games, activities and bounce houses, family food bags, booths with various services and the Gospel message. All are provided free of charge.”
Organizers and volunteers aggregated bags of donated food items between Oct. 8 and Nov. 20. Additional volunteers are needed to prepare and serve meals at dinner or provide further support for the other scheduled activities.
“Community giving helps us appreciate our individual good fortune during the holiday season and beyond,” said CrossCheck CEO and President J. David Siembieda. “Our employees are perpetual contributors to a variety of causes, including local volunteer efforts and fundraising efforts near and far.”
About the Redwood Gospel Mission
The Redwood Gospel Mission began as a 14 bed shelter in 1963 and now mobilizes the community to minister to the needy through a variety of homeless services, recovery programs, vocational training, jail ministries, outreach events and a thrift store. The organization serves all of Sonoma County and parts of the surrounding counties which have no rescue ministries.
CrossCheck, Inc., an established leader in the payment solutions industry, processes billions in check-transaction dollars annually throughout the United States. Since 1983, it has helped increase profits and reduce risk for businesses in verticals such as automotive, auto aftermarket, building materials, home furnishings, specialty retail, medical-dental and veterinary by providing efficient and affordable check verification, guarantee and conversion services. CrossCheck’s suite of services includes check conversion technology, web-based transactions, remote deposit capture and premium products for specific industries and applications. The company has offices in Petaluma, California and Irving, Texas.
About Optio Solutions
Optio Solutions, LLC is a national debt collection agency focused on improving the ROI of clients and protecting their brands via extensive financial services experience, advanced technology, certified data security, legal compliance and professionally designated staff. Optio is a member of ACA International and the California Association of Collectors.