Collector - January 2018 - 6
Optio Solutions Organizes Fundraiser
for Employees Affected by California
everal employees from Optio
Solutions LLC, an ACA
International member company
in Petaluma, Calif., were affected by the
wildfires in Northern California last fall.
To help, J. David Siembieda and Chris
Schumacher from Optio Solutions started a
fundraiser on youcaring.com, and as of midDecember had raised more than $45,000.
"As many of you are aware, Sonoma
County, California was devastated by what
has been called the 'worst natural disaster in
Northern California history,'" according to
their fundraising page. "Many residents were
abruptly awakened in the early-morning hours
of October 9 by the sound of 60-mile-per-hour
winds hurling large embers into their homes
and yards. Some left with only the clothes on
their backs with children and pets in tow. The
resulting urban wildland fires are impacting
thousands of people, including the eight staff
members who lost their homes. Needless to
say, their lives will be disrupted by these events
for months or even years to come."
One hundred percent of all funding will
be distributed directly to employees who
are affected. To contribute, visit http://bit.