Food drive Nov. 21 to benefit hunger center
On Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, members of the Elk & Elk family will load up a truck full of turkeys and head to the St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church Hunger Center in Tremont. For the eighth consecutive year, we will join with Cleveland sports radio host Mark "Munch" Bishop to help stock the parish pantry for the year to come.
On top of donating turkeys, our office goal this year is to fill our trailer with food donations collected from our employees.
The center will be collecting monetary and food donations from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the center at 2486 W. 14th St. Elk & Elk is proud to match every dollar given up to $12,000 during the Thanksgiving food drive.
We would love to see many of you come through and give of yourself to help those in need.
The St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church Hunger Center in Tremont is a vital part of helping the needy in Cleveland. The center's director, Sister Corita Ambro, works tirelessly to help feed the poor and homeless people in the Tremont community.
"Christ asks us to take care of everyone in the scriptures," Sister Corita said. "That's what we try to do here at St. Augustine."
The center, staffed completely by volunteers, feeds hundreds of people three meals a day throughout the year.
The Thanksgiving food drive is St. Augustine's biggest event of the year for the Hunter Center, however donations are accepted all year long.
To learn more about how you can help the St. Augustine Hunger Center fulfill its mission to feed Cleveland's hungry, visit its website at www.staugustine-west14.org or call the parish at 216-781-5530.
The parish and hunger center are located in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood at 2486 W. 14th St., Cleveland. Get directions.
Elk & Elk encouraging teens to make smart choices
More than 1,500 high school students got a crash course in the dangers of drunk driving Tuesday, April 19, 2012 at the annual None 4 Under 21 and Choices Beyond event at Hiram College.
None 4 Under 21 is a demonstration for high school students of the serious consequences of drunk driving, and the impact drunk driving has on the lives of the drivers, the victims and their families.
As students arrived at the event, they were greeted by a vivid reminder of the results of drunk driving. The parking lot outside Martin Fieldhouse was transformed into a realistic crash site, complete with victims and rescue crews working to save them.
Inside the fieldhouse, students listened as two convicted felons and a father who lost his son in an accident shared their stories of how choices can have deadly consequences.
With the prom and graduation season just around the corner, Art Elk, Managing Partner at Elk & Elk, reminded students of the importance of making smart choices. "It only takes a split second to cause a tragedy that you will regret for the rest of your life. Bad choices can be life changing for you and everyone who loves you."
As part of the event, Elk & Elk co-sponsored a contest that encouraged students to create banners with a positive message related to the event. The winning team of students from Field High School included Morgan Kline, Alyssa Coleman, Kayla Renicker and Tanaka Mupinga. A check for $2,000 was presented to Field High School to be used for alcohol-free prom and graduation activities. The second place team from James A. Garfield High School received a check for $1,000.
The Ohio personal injury lawyers at Elk & Elk believe strongly in the message of None 4 Under 21 and believe that making good choices can save lives. That’s why we continue to take part in this important event each year. Watch a short video of the event.