Lawyers in Oklahoma are working around-the-calendar to provide for families in need across the state. In the last 12 months, they’ve held a professional clothing drive and golf tournament to raise money for the Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM) of Oklahoma City; purchased more than 200 air conditioners for residents when temperatures soared during the summer; held a blood drive; and donated Thanksgiving meals to families.
Lawyers Against Hunger is ready to roll out its 2012 Thanksgiving project — planned to be bigger and better than the past two years. In 2010, members of the Oklahoma Association for Justice contributed roughly $30,000 in just five weeks, and more than 50 law firms and attorneys also contributed. Those funds enabled lawyers to distribute 700 boxed Thanksgiving meals in Oklahoma City and 300 in Tulsa.
In 2011, a new goal of $50,000 was set and surpassed with a final tally of $60,000 in donations. More money meant more help: 1000 turkeys distributed in Oklahoma City, 1000 turkey/food boxes in Tulsa and 700 turkeys at a third location in Norman.
The fundraising goal, both in dollars and donors, as well as the number of distribution locations have all increased for 2012. The Lawyers Against Hunger fundraising goal is $100,000. The latest distribution location to be added is Canadian County (Yukon).