Turkeys and Hams make Thanksgiving complete for 400 local families

Responding to an increased need in the community Bridgeport Landing Development (Steelpointe) tripled its contribution to the Annual Optimus Health Care Thanksgiving Turkey give away. This year’s Steelpointe collaboration with Optimus Health Care provided Thanksgiving meal donations to multiple charitable organizations and community leaders for distribution. Many of the recipients showed gratitude and joy as they left with their meals. One appreciative 85 year-old did what she called her Thanksgiving dance as she chanted “Que Vive America”.

The contribution multiplied as other community groups and partners also participated in the holiday food distribution through the East End Food Pantry, Hall Neighborhood House, Optimus Health Care and by way of other community leaders.

Through generous donations from Steelpointe Harbor developers Robert Christoph Sr. and Robert Christoph Jr., as well as Showpiece Shows, the Steelpointe boat show event creator, OPTIMUS Health Care was able to provide more than 400 families with turkeys, hams, canned goods, and stuffings.

“We really wanted to help make this a great holiday. We are thankful for Bridgeport Landing Development as they substantially increased their contribution this year to reflect the greater need within our community. The Christoph family is very generous.” stated Ludwig Spinelli, Chief Executive Officer of OPTIMUS Health Care. Bob Dzurenda of Hall Neighborhood House said, “We can’t thank them enough for helping us with the extra turkeys. We helped, with their help, feed 300 families today.”

This is Steelpointe’s 12th year of involvement in this event. Bridgeport Landing Development President of Operations, Robert Christoph Jr. said, “As a company, Bridgeport Landing is dedicated to helping the community where we live and work. This year our contribution had to reflect the increased need.” Optimus Health Care CEO Ludwig Spinelli added, “There are many individuals and families in the community who needed turkeys and we were able to fulfill this need. Thank you to Steelpointe for always staying present in the community.”

Other contributors gave monetary donations toward the fixins and turkeys including Alliance for Community Empowerment, Diversified Building Services, McBride Electric, Ludwig Spinelli, and Karen Daley. After it was over, event contributors filled by the recipients demonstrations of appreciation, said they don’t know who got more out of it the recipients or those who were able to contribute.