Durham, NC (PRWEB) July 29, 2010
DURHAM, North Carolina - More than a dozen volunteers from the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin provided a festive Mexican dinner for about 40 residents and staff members at the Ronald McDonald House of Durham on June 29.
Volunteers shopped, cooked and cleaned-up after the meal, which consisted of chicken and vegetarian enchiladas, refried beans, guacamole and other goodies. Tables were decorated with colorful tablecloths, plastic maracas and sombreros.
As a special treat, the firm also held a drawing for four tickets each to three different Durham Bulls baseball games.
Ronald McDonald Houses around the world offer families a way to stay together when they have a sick child getting medical treatment in a nearby hospital. Houses are designed to provide a homelike atmosphere with meals, private bedrooms and playrooms, as well as counseling and support. Ronald McDonald House of Durham has served more than 20,000 families from throughout the world since it opened its door in 1980.
“Many of our parents do not take the time to prepare adequate meals because of the additional time that will take away from their sick child or infant,” says Karen Morgan, Volunteer Coordinator, Ronald McDonald House of Durham. “Since this is one of the most stressful situations they will ever endure, it is very important for them to eat at least one good meal a day.
“For this reason, we started our ‘Family Dinner Program.’ Our goal is for our families to relax and enjoy an evening meal at the Ronald McDonald House every night of the week. With the help from the employees at the Law Office of James Scott Farrin, our families were treated to a wonderful festive Mexican meal.”
The Ronald McDonald House Charity holds a special place in the hearts of several members of the James Scott Farrin family who used its services when their own children were ill.
Personal injury attorney J. Stewart Clontz stayed with his wife at a Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill shortly after their oldest son was born and had medical complications. The family lived in Greensboro, but their son was receiving treatment at North Carolina Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill. The family stayed at a Ronald McDonald House in Florida years later when their son became ill.
“The work the Ronald McDonald House Charity does – the shelter, counseling and other services they provide, and the food and other items donated and provided by outside organizations – are such a blessing to the families and children going through very difficult times, “ he said.
About the Firm:
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is headquartered in the American Tobacco Historic District, adjacent to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, in Durham, North Carolina, with 12 additional offices statewide in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Goldsboro, Henderson, New Bern, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford and Wilson. The firm’s 27 attorneys focus on the following practice areas: Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Intellectual Property, Civil Rights, Mass Torts and Products Liability. Four of the attorneys are North Carolina Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law and one is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin is involved in the community, including sponsorship of local philanthropic organizations and an active employee matching donation program.