#IBDayofAction Recap

IB_DoAWe want to give a big thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s event. The first-ever IB Day of Action was a huge success, with 160+ volunteers from more than 35 IB members firms. We couldn’t have asked for a better turnout.

Below we’ve provided a recap of what IB members did for their 2014 IB Day of Action event:

Atlee Hall, LLP had more than two-thirds of the firm help volunteer at the Lebanon VA Medical Center on Veteran’s Day. The firm sponsored several BINGO parties for the inpatients at the facility and provided refreshments and snacks for the event. Atlee Hall also collected donations to stack the volunteer center. In all, they donated more than $1,000 worth of items, ranging from blankets to model cars and planes to electric razors.

AtleeHallBurns, Cunningham & Mackey sponsored a luncheon for the patients at the Mobile VA Outpatient Center. Five firm members and two family members volunteered their time to assist in feeding more than 50 patients for the event.

San Diego-based Casey Gerry donated and volunteered at the San Diego VA Medical Center. The firm collected men’s underwear, socks, sweats and non-perishable snack items for the patients. Eight members from the firm went to the VA to deliver the donations. While there, they visited with patients and provided them with goody bags filled with puzzle books, 2015 calendars and sugar free candies.

#3Chaffin Luhana, LLP split up the firm’s efforts and helped two VA facilities. The Chaffin Luhana Foundation sponsored donations to help veterans in need. Firm members in the West Virginia office and Pittsburgh office collected items and delivered the donations to the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center and firm members in the New York office collected and delivered donations to the New York VA Medical Center.

Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC sponsored a lunch at the Atlanta VA Medical Center for veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Andy Childers also smoked BBQ pork butts and chicken.

Members of Curcio Law volunteered their time at the Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center. During their visit, the firm helped record veterans’ stories for the Veterans History Project.

D’Amore Law Group donated more than $1,000 worth of winter clothing to the Portland VA Medical Center. The donations went to helping veterans in need and homeless veterans.

IBC PhotoFick & May volunteered at the Loch Raven VA Community Living Center & Rehabilitation Center in Baltimore. While there, they visited with patients and passed out thank you cards and comfort care items they collected for donations.

Garretson Resolution Group is collecting items to donate to the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. They are collecting personal hygiene products, winter clothing and business attire for veterans looking for employment. The firm will be delivering the donations to the VA over the holidays.

Graham Law Firm volunteered at the Charleston VA Medical Center’s Community Living Center. They hosted an afternoon of activities and volunteering. During their visit, they sponsored a horse race game for the veterans, awarded prices and giveaways, and hosted a mid-afternoon snack of flavored chicken wings.

Members from Greaney Law Firm teamed up with the VA Puget Sound Fisher House to volunteer to help the families of veterans currently undergoing treatment at the Seattle VA Medical Center. During their visit, they prepare a meal for the families and plan to return to make holiday inspired baked goods with the families for each of their veterans.

Kennelly O'Keeffe Fargo ND-3Five members of the Kennelly O’Keeffe Law Firm volunteered at a band concert for the patients at the Fargo VA Medical Center. The firm assisted in taking veterans to an early Veterans Day patriotic band concert. Following the concert, the firm served a complementary buffet of snacks, fruit and coffee.

Corp. IB member firm Lawsuit Financial Corp. volunteered during a ceremony that the Detroit VA Medical Center hosted for veterans. The firm assisted in escorting the patients to and from the ceremony and assist during the ceremony. They also donated 110 Guiltless Giving personal hygiene kits to the facility to provide to homeless veterans.

#0Birmingham’s Lewis, Feldman & Lehane, LLC and Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP visited the Birmingham VA Medical Center to participate in an onsite volunteer project with the center’s Blind Rehabilitation patients. They hosted BINGO games, award prizes and giveaways, and also provide afternoon snacks.

Marc Whitehead & Associates donated 200 Guiltless Giving personal hygiene kits to veterans in need at the Houston VA Medical Center.

The Marshall Law Firm is collecting items to donate to the Bay Pines VA Medical Center’s HUD-VASH program, which serves veterans in the homeless program. The items include household supplies—cleaning items, bath towels, dishes/cups, silverware, laundry soap, dishwashing soap, pots/pans and much more.

Members from McCoy & Hiestand, PLC volunteered at the Louisville VA Medical Center. During their time there, they hosted a pizza party for patients in the Substance Abuse Treatment Center.

More than 35 members from McKeen & Associates collected items to donate to the veterans in need at the Detroit VA Medical Center. The firm donated a flatbed cart full of items.

GroupClose to 15 members of Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, PC volunteered their time at the Boston VA Medical Center. They visited with the veterans, handed out thank you cards and a small comfort items. They also visited with the veterans and served coffee.

The Metier Law Firm teamed up with Law Tigers and local motorcycle shops to raise funds to donate grocery cards for disadvantaged and homeless veterans in Denver. They raised a total of $5,659. Tom Metier also joined local radio personalities Rick Lewis and Kathy Lee from 103.5 The Fox Morning Show to deliver the donations.

MichieHamlett donated 500 Guiltless Giving personal hygiene kits to the Charlottesville (Va.) VA Outpatient Center to help local veterans in need.

Corp. IB member Milestone Consulting, LLC sponsored a surprise pre-Veterans Day pizza party for the veterans at the 10 D Ward VA Facility in Buffalo VA Medical Center. The firm also donated clothing to the facility.

O&AO’Connell & Aronowitz collected needed items at their office for the Homeless Veterans Program at the Albany Stratton VA Hospital. In addition to collecting items at their office, they also had an online contribution program which raised $1,240. They donated 40 winter coats, 40 pairs of boots and wool socks and assorted new clothing, undergarments and supplies. Also, they teamed up with a local restaurant and donated a meal for 20 veterans in the residential unit.

Members of O’Malley & Langan visited the Wilkes-Barre Va Medical Center to help the center’s homeless program. The firm volunteered at the St. Francis Commons, a veterans transitional living facility in Scranton, PA. During their visit, they provided lunch, hair cuts, dinner and a few other activities for the veterans. The firm also collected items to donate to the veterans as well.

DSC_0206Phelan Petty, PLC donated 500 Guiltless Giving personal hygiene kits to the Richmond (Va.) VA Medical Center to provide to homeless veterans and veterans at risk of becoming homeless. The firm also volunteered their time at the VA center. They served pie to the veterans for a pie eating contest.

Saunders & Walker volunteered their time at the Bay Pines Medical Center for a Veteran’s Day ceremony. They assisted in planning and setting up refreshments, passed out programs and much more.

Corp. IB member firm Shea Barclay Group joined The Law Office of Thomas L. Young, P.A. and the IB staff volunteering at the James A. Haley VA Medical Center’s Community Living Center. They hosted a “Root Beer Float” party along with a horse race activity. The firm also donated gift cards for local restaurants and stores to the residents.

Tapella & Eberspacher, LLC visited the St. Louis VA Medical Center and volunteered their time at the center.

THLMembers of TorHoerman Law, LLC split the firm’s efforts and helped two VA facilities. More than 20 members of the Edwardsville, Ill., office visited the St. Louis VA Medical Center and nine members from the Chicago office visited the Chicago VA Medical Center. The attorneys and staff participated in an onsite volunteer activity at each facility. They also donated 100 personal care kits to veterans in need. The kits include clothing and personal hygiene products.

Connecticut-based IB firm Ventura, Ribeiro & Smith collected items to donate to veterans in need. The firm delivered the donations to the Danbury VA Outpatient Center during the facilities annual Marine Corp Birthday Celebration.

Tampa-based member firm Wagner, Vaughan & McLaughlin donated sweatpants and zip-up sweatshirts to all of the veterans residing in the James A. Haley VA Medical Center’s Community Living Center. The firm also donated a new set of poker game playing chips.##

Honolulu-based member firm Wayne Parsons Law Offices participated in two onsite volunteer activities. The firm will be placed Medal of Honor flags on gravesites of veterans who hold the Honor at the Punchbowl Cemetery and they also hosted a social/game hour for the inpatients at the Honolulu VA Medical Center.

Whaley Law Firm is working with the Baton Rouge VA Outpatient Center to donate bus passes for veterans in need of assistance to and from their appointments. The firm is also working with J.R. Whaley’s sons’ Cub Scout group to visit the facility to participate in a volunteer event.

If you would like to view photos from fellow IB members events, please be sure to visit the #IBDayofAction Facebook album.

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