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Employees at one Columbus company have made an all-out effort to
support Mid-Ohio Foodbank's efforts to help the needy this season.
With nearly 100-percent participation, employees at Residential
Finance Corporation (RFC), a nationwide mortgage lender
specializing in refinance have raised and contributed $3,146 in
cash and approximately 200 turkeys and traditional Thanksgiving
food items to Mid-Ohio Foodbank's Seventh Annual Turkey Hunt.
Mid-Ohio Foodbank reports that food requests are up
fourteen-percent over last year, and the goal of this year's
program is to provide 5,000 local families with a hearty
Thanksgiving meal. The Mid-Ohio Foodbank is able to distribute $8
of groceries with every $1 collected. As a result, the value of
RFCs donation will net $25,168 worth of groceries distributed to
those in need.
Loan Officer Michael Kopper spearheaded Residential Finance's
Turkey Hunt fundraising efforts. To encourage greater employee
participation, the company offered $5 Starbucks gift cards to
everyone donating $20 or more, and launched an internal contest by
department, with the highest donation winning a "dress down" day.
RFC is a very statistics/metrics-oriented company, so HR Director
Beth Wilson distributed daily statistics with charts and graphs
detailing the fundraiser's progress, boosting participation and
adding excitement to the contest.
Kopper said, "I volunteer at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and also do
Meals on Wheels with a friend, so I see firsthand how our efforts
change lives. The Thanksgiving Turkey Hunt is an important
fundraiser and Im ecstatic to see what happens when everyone at
Residential Finance applies their team spiritit has really paid
off. Hopefully this becomes an annual event and next year. I say we
go companywide and challenge our Tampa office to a
Another loan officer, Scott Johnson, donated $500. "I want to
help as many struggling families as I can this holiday season, said
Scott. I never want to see somebody go without when I have a chance
to give back! I am happy to share my blessings to help others and I
hope all of these families have a wonderful holiday. I appreciate
the opportunity to get involved and contribute with my coworkers
and plan to make another donation for upcoming our Secret Santa
drive so no child goes without a gift under the tree!"
Residential Finance Corporation Vice President, David Stein,
said, "Although this has been one of the very best years ever for
Residential Finance Corporation, many Ohioans have not been so
fortunate. Mid-Ohio Foodbank provides an important service to our
community during the holiday seasonand year round. RFC employees
have a wonderful team spirit, and I'm pleased that they've
enthusiastically banded together to raise both awareness and
contributions to help Mid-Ohio Foodbank to supply a holiday meal
for those in need."
For more information, visit www.midohiofoodbank.org