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“Lawyers aren’t turkeys”

By Beth Gibson on December 22, 2017

Gibson, Singleton chair Christmas project to deliver 90 turkey dinners to local families in need

Our attorneys, Ken Gibson and John Singleton, wanted to help local people who might not be having a Christmas dinner this year.  To fulfill the mission, they enlisted their fellow members of the Middle Peninsula Bar Association.

The Association jumped in wholeheartedly, and the first “Lawyers Aren’t Turkeys” Christmas Dinner Project was born.

The lawyers delivered more than 90 turkey dinners to needy people on Dec. 21.  The project was funded by the Middle Peninsula Bar Association, and Singleton and Gibson served as project chairs.

These lawyers aren't turkeys!

John Singleton, Shawna Gilmer, Ben Shut, Laura Owens, Liz Lee, Jackie Morande, Ken Gibson, Bonnie Longworth

As John Singleton said, “This is a difficult time for people without the means to buy Christmas dinner. Our Bar Association wanted to do something to help out.”

Lorraine Walsh and her staff at Good Life Kitchen in Gloucester prepared the ready-to-eat Christmas dinners, which included turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans, rolls and dessert. The meals were packaged in boxes to feed a family of four, or to provide a single person with several days of food.

The attorneys signed Christmas cards and wrote messages to each of the families and individuals receiving the dinners. Next, they met at Good Life Kitchen and went on to deliver the meals to the social services offices in Gloucester, Mathews, and Middlesex.

Local directors of Social Services Beth Barry in Gloucester, Tiffany Gordon in Mathews, and Rebecca Morgan in Middlesex identified the families and people in need to receive the meals.

Attorney John Singleton

Attorney John Singleton delivering turkeys.

Gloucester Director Beth Barry said, “These meals will be much appreciated by the recipients in our area. Our lawyers here definitely aren’t turkeys, but we do have several hams in the group.”

Ken Gibson said: “We enjoy serving the community where we live and work. It blesses us to help others have a better Christmas.”

We at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys also just “wrapped up” our annual Fall Coat Drive today and have been privileged to deliver more than 500 coats to those in need.   Thank you to everyone who contributed!

May the meaning of this season fill you and yours with love, joy and hope!  Merry Christmas!

To find out what GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys will be up to next, contact me, [email protected], or call (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.

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    During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
  • Hands-on Service
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