Practice Velocity donates $10,000 to Rockford Rescue Mission

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Practice Velocity, a software company based in Machesney Park, presented a $10,000 check for Rockford Rescue Mission on Friday.

The company spent 2018 gathering donations, selling goodie bags and hosting several other fundraising to raise money for Rockford Rescue Mission.

Practice Velocity chooses a charity to raise money for each year. Employees say they enjoy spending time volunteering at the Rescue Mission and thought it was the perfect choice.

Rockford Rescue Mission says the funds will be used for programs for women, men and food service with the goal to raise awareness on domestic violence.

"This year we have a big focus on domestic violence and awareness in our community," said Ted Tomita, Director of Donor Relations for Rockford Rescue Mission. "We'll be using many of those funds to support victims of domestic violence."

Practice Velocity says it plans to extend its partnership with Rockford Rescue Mission for another year to continue helping locals in need.