Law firm collects 500+ coats in annual drive
GibsonSingleton gave the coats to women through the Laurel Shelter, to homeless individuals through the Gloucester United Emergency Shelter Team, and to veterans through the Hampton Veterans Administration Medical Center. The Salvation Army also distributed several hundred to people in need, including local school children, a release said.
“All recipients were appreciative, notably those at the Hampton VA,” said partner John Singleton. “You would have thought we gave them gold.”
“We are thankful for these coats from GibsonSingleton donors,” said Jessica Walker, domestic violence program coordinator for the Laurel Shelter. “These coats will help women in our ‘Dress for Success’ program have something warm and nice to wear for job interviews and jobs. Your donors will never know what a difference they have made in others’ lives by giving them a coat.”
Everyone who donated a coat received an emergency phone charger from GibsonSingleton, and Kim Colarik, Suellen Hooper and David Spangler won Ballast Band CDs in law firm prize drawings. The firm’s grand-prize winner was Barbara Stevens, who won a GibsonSingleton roadside safety kit.
“It’s heartwarming to see how our community cares for our neighbors, especially children, homeless, and veterans in need,” said partner Ken Gibson.