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It’s time to give through our fourth annual Fall Coat Drive!

By Beth Gibson on October 1, 2018

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.

We are again working with the Salvation Army in Gloucester, the Gloucester United for Emergency Shelter Team (GUEST), the Hampton Veterans Administration Medical Center, and other local organizations to distribute the coats to people in need in our community.

Everyone who donates a coat will receive a free ice scraper or Christmas ornament. You can also register for drawings to win a road safety kit and other prizes. Drawings will be held throughout the drive. Groups are encouraged to contribute as well.

Partner John Singleton stated, “Giving someone a winter coat is a tangible and meaningful way to help a neighbor. Each year, it’s heartwarming to see the reactions of those who receive these coats.”

“Winter is difficult for people unable to afford coats, especially families with children,” Singleton added.  “We have been amazed by our community’s generosity for the last few years.”

For the fourth year, GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys partner Ken Gibson is working with Salvation Army case worker Sandra Thornton, law partner John Singleton, and Salvation Army Lt. Michael J. Fadler to get warm coats to people in need in our area.

Partner Ken Gibson said: “Last year, we were able to give coats to 702 men, women, and children in our area.  Whether you have a coat you no longer wear, a child’s coat that doesn’t fit, or you want to go buy some new coats for children, we welcome your donations.”

Gloucester Salvation Army case worker Sandra Thornton said, “We are thankful for GibsonSingleton’s coat drive each year and all who contribute. It is a huge help to our area.”

Lt. Michael J. Faller, a Salvation Army assistant corps officer, said, “We appreciate the people in Gloucester, Mathews, and beyond who give coats through this drive. It’s all about our community coming together to help each other, and we are proud to be part of that.”

GibsonSingleton has set a goal of collecting 500 coats this year. Singleton said, “We know that the amazing people of Eastern Virginia will answer the call once again.”

Gibson concluded, “Entering the holiday season, we all want to give back. Our firm wants to give back to this wonderful community where we live and work, and we hope our coat drive makes it easier for others to give back too.”

If you have any questions, please contact me, Beth Gibson, GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys community outreach director, at [email protected] or (804) 413-6777. 

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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.