With giving season in full swing, Bridgeport Landing Development (Steelpointe) and OPTIMUS Healthcare gave Bridgeport area residents a reason to smile this holiday season.
On November 25, 2019, Optimus Health Care in collaboration with Bridgeport Landing Development, hosted its annual Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution. Through generous donations from Steelpointe Harbor developers and other community members, OPTIMUS Health Care was able to provide Bridgeport residents with turkeys, canned goods, and fresh produce.
OPTIMUS Health Care’s Chief Executive Officer Ludwig Spinelli said, “As a community health center, we are all about keeping it local and ensuring everyone in the community is eating well. We are thankful for Bridgeport Landing Development and the Christoph family who have supported this event over the years, because of them we can ensure area resident have a nutritious holiday.”
Bridgeport’s Director of Public Health & Social Services Maritza Bond was one of the many city officials in attendance to help pass out turkeys. “OPTIMUS Health Care is not just a community health center that is about providing patients care, they are really about giving back to the community”, said Bond.
East End resident Terry Gorham is no stranger to giving back. After spending the weekend helping those less fortunate, Terry was thankful to be on the receiving end today. Gorham stated, “This event shows there are local organizations willing to help not only me but my family and the people who live in this community.”
This is Steelpointe’s 12th year of involvement in this event. Steve Tyliszczak, Development Administrator for the Steelpointe Project said, “Bridgeport Landing is dedicated to helping the community. We recognize the need for fresh meat and produce and are dedicated to ensuring residents have a great holiday.”