GENESEO, N.Y. -- Coast Professional, Inc. (Coast) hosted its second annual First Responder’s Day across three of its locations on Monday, October 28, 2019. From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Coast employees from Geneseo, NY, Elma, NY, and West Monroe, LA treated hundreds of first responders to hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, and drinks. This event is part of Coast’s volunteer committee aptly titled “Coast Cares,” which positively impacts communities through volunteer efforts and charitable donations. 

“This has turned into one of our favorite events of the year,” said Jonathan Prince, Coast COO. “It’s important for us to be active in our communities and to show appreciation for our first responders for their bravery and commitment. For the second time, we came together to help recognize the hard work and dedication these individuals display daily. This is one way we can thank the women and men who risk their lives for us on National First Responders Day.” 

Local first responders, which included police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical workers, attended the cookout. According to Geneseo, NY Fire Chief Andrew Chanler, hosting an event like this is a positive way to bring community members together while also honoring first responders and their sacrifices. 

“Coast has been at the forefront of recognizing what the members of law enforcement, fire service, and emergency medical services do every day to keep our communities safe,” said Andrew. “On behalf of all first responders, we appreciate the kindness and gratitude the Coast staff continues to show.” 

Now a permanent Coast tradition, First Responder’s Day is quickly becoming a favorite among employees and first responders. 

“We feel it is a privilege serving the residents of Ouachita Parish,” said Sheriff Jay Russell. “We appreciate Coast Professional for their recognizing of not only OPSO, but all local first responders. We truly thank them for their ongoing support.” 


About Coast Professional, Inc.

Coast Professional, Inc. is an accounts receivable management company, dedicated to the respectful and ethical collection of higher education and government debt. Coast provides professional collection services to over 200 campus based colleges, universities, and government clients. Coast is a six-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list for American’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies provided by Inc. Magazine and in 2019, was recognized for the fourth time as one of the “Best Places to Work In Collections” by and Best Companies Group. Since 1976, Coast has worked closely with clients to increase recoveries by assisting consumers in resolving their financial obligations. Coast’s success is exemplified by exceptional recoveries, superior service, and dedication to the highest levels of compliance. More information about Coast can be found at

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