SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – The Law Place, a law firm based in Sarasota, has partnered with Goodwill Manasota for the first annual Pearl Harbor Memorial Dinner on Monday, December 7 from 4:00-7:00pm. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at The Law Place offices at 2445 Fruitville Road in Sarasota.
“We are honored to host this event in our community to honor veterans who have given the ultimate sacrifice, and to thank the veterans who have served and those who are currently serving. We can never truly give back enough – this is just one way we’d like to pay tribute to those men and women who gave their all during Pearl Harbor,” said David Haenel, an attorney for The Law Place. “We help veterans every day with legal proceedings, and we are proud to partner with organizations like Goodwill Manasota as we stand together to help our heroes.”
The offices of The Law Place, which officially opened on June 12, features a tribute to veterans: the walls are lined with photos and biographies of veterans from the community. The firm is committed to serving the needs of veterans and works with Goodwill Manasota for referrals and assistance as needed.
“The attack on Pearl Harbor is an event that will forever live in infamy – we lost many brave souls on December 7, 1941,” said Bob Rosinsky, president and CEO of Goodwill Manasota. “Those who have paid the ultimate price deserve our everlasting respect and gratitude. As an organization committed to helping veterans each and every day, we at Goodwill are thankful for our supporters, our board of directors, and partners like The Law Place who are invested in improving the lives and futures of veterans in our community.”
The Pearl Harbor Remembrance Dinner is free and open to the public. Program will include an invocation by Pastor David Stone of the First Brethren Church, the presentation of colors by the Vietnam Brotherhood, and dinner, catered by Webber’s Hot Dogs. Sponsors are Lair Services, Inc., Purmort Martin Insurance Agency and Insignia Bank. To RSVP, please contact Mary LeMay or Kyle Hendricks at (941) 444-4444.
About Goodwill Manasota
Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment by providing job skills training and employment opportunities. In 2014, Goodwill Manasota served more than 16,000 people, placed 680 people in jobs and assisted 520 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce. Goodwill Manasota’s economic impact back to the community is worth $81.3 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted 39 million pounds out of the landfill. We accomplish our mission through a network of Good Neighbor Centers in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties and our Mission Development Services (MDS) around North America. Goodwill Manasota is accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota in essence belongs to this community, and is not owned by any individual or company. For more information, visit www.experiencegoodwill.org.