GibsonSingleton says: “Say no to distracted driving, say yes to safer driving, and win our scholarship!”
It’s that time of year again! We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys are kicking off prom and graduation season a little early with our Texts=Wrecks Scholarship 2019.
The prize is $1,000 for educational expenses, and the scholarship is open to any 3.0-GPA-or-above student in the United States. Whether you were born and grew up here, are a legal permanent resident, or are a DACA recipient, you are welcome to apply. The deadline is May 16, 2019, and we’ll announce our winner on June 13.
Our annual Coat Drive collected more than 640 coats from generous donors this fall.
We then gave many of the coats to the Salvation Army of Gloucester, the Gloucester United for Emergency Shelter Team (GUEST), and the Hampton Veterans Administration Medical Center, which serves many homeless veterans. This year, we also gave coats to LINK of Hampton Roads, which helps men, women, and children in crisis or with basic unmet needs.
The team at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys understands the value of community, and we take our commitment to giving back seriously. The partners of the firm, John Singleton and Ken Gibson, talked about one of our public safety campaigns in a recent interview:
Thanks to our generous community, our 2018 coat drive has already received and distributed 402 coats!
Just last week, members of First Morning Star Baptist Church in Bena, VA, donated 45 coats. Church member Edward Washington brought them in, and asked that as many as possible go to the Gloucester United Emergency Shelter Team (GUEST). Mr. Washington’s timing was perfect because GUEST had some immediate needs, including a family of eight planning to enter the shelter shortly.
GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys is a drop-off location for the Marine Toys for Tots program now through December 15, 2018. We invite you to drop off new, unwrapped toys from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at our office, 4073 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes.
We are working with the local chapter of the U.S. Marine Corps League to collect toys for children in need for Christmas.
Our fourth annual Fall Coat Drive has started, and will last through December 21, 2018. We invite you to drop off new or used coats from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at our office: 4073 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes.
It’s time to wrap up this blog series introducing you to our six Texts=Wrecks scholarship finalists, because we need to choose our winner! Last but not least, meet 18-year-old Susan Li from Lincoln, California. She’s heading off to Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, to get a degree in Engineering in the fall. Here’s her thoughtful and proactive response to changing the way we think about and do driving as a culture.
Our next scholarship finalist is 18-year-old Mckennah Palmer from Eagle Mountain, Utah. She’s our first Western finalist, and we’re proud to welcome her! Mckennah will be pursuing a Computer Science degree at Brigham Young University, Idaho, in the fall. Here’s her strong and intelligent argument for never driving distracted.
We’ve met three fantastic individuals and read what they had to say about the dangers of driving distracted. We’re pleased to introduce our next scholarship finalist, 18-year-old Mae Dye from Gloucester, Virginia! She just graduated from Gloucester High School and will pursue her Bachelor of Arts at William & Mary in nearby Williamsburg in the fall. What does this local student have to say about staying focused while driving?
We met Gillian Pritchett and Katherine Harper, and learned about their personal connections to drunk and distracted driving. The next of our six finalists for our 2018 Texts=Wrecks scholarship is Lauren Mayer. Lauren is an 18-year-old Computational & Applied Statistics Mathematical Biology major at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. She’s from Glen Allen, Virginia. Here’s what she had to tell us about why she’ll never text and drive.
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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.
- Safety Education
GibsonSingleton launches a “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
- Annual Coat Drive
During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
- Hands-on Service
John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
- Supporting Local Schools
The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.