LAW FIRM SAVES COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING
By Deb Belt (Patch Staff)
How many lawyers does it take to save Thanksgiving for the homeless and needy? Just one law firm.
Hope Restored, Inc. has joined with several organizations throughout Montgomery County to present a community-sponsored Thanksgiving event to be held at the Silver Spring Civic Center, reports Montgomery Community Media. The event is supported by the Department of Health and Human Services, which will be on site to offer information to community members who do not have access to proper shelter or health care.
Last month a major food sponsor for this event pulled out, leaving Hope Restored, Inc., without food for more than 300 county homeless, needy, and volunteers, says Jeffrey O. Thames, president of Hope Restored, Inc.
Thames contact local attorney Robinson S. Rowe, a partner at the law firm of Rowe, Weinstein & Sohn, PLLC, who in turn gained the firm’s support to continue the event.
“Rowe, Weinstein & Sohn, PLLC, and Hardy’s BBQ have literally saved our Thanksgiving this year for hundreds of our Montgomery County residents. They are true friends of mine, of Hope Restored, Inc., and to our community. Through partnerships like this we are beginning to put our community back together.” Thames told Montgomery Community Media.
Hope Restored, Inc., will now be able to offer to the homeless, to the needy, to any and all members of our community, a Thanksgiving meal to be prepared by Corries and Roxie Hardy, owners of Bethesda’s “Hardy’s BBQ,” Thames said in a release.
Robinson Rowe, partner in the Rockville firm, said the donation amounts to a few thousand dollars and that his company was “glad to do it.”
“We wanted to step in and help out to make sure the event worked. What Hope Restored is doing is such a great project, we are glad to be a part of it,” Rowe told MyMCMedia Friday.
The Thanksgiving event will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can download a free ticket here.