Morgan Drexen Relieves Community Donation Plea

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As Americans climb out of the slowly improving recession, it is not only consumers that are suffering. Charitable organizations throughout Orange County have seen a dramatic drop in donations. Costa Mesa-based Morgan Drexen lends a helping hand.

I am so thrilled that for the second consecutive year we are able to help the Christ Chapel. Margo and her volunteers have so much energy and enthusiasm in helping the local community and we are proud to be able to help" says Morgan Drexen CFO

Thanksgiving throughout the United States this year will be a difficult time for so many families with high unemployment and rising poverty rates.

In Orange County, California alone there are over 22,000 children considered to be homeless according to statistics provided by the HOPE organization and corporate donations are on the decline. Throughout Orange County charities such as Families Forward based in Irvine and the Christ Chapel of Long Beach are struggling to obtain enough supplies to feed the growing number of families still reeling from the recent recession.

Top executives at Costa Mesa-based Morgan Drexen headed out into the community this week to donate food to several charities allowing them to feed the growing number of underprivileged families.

Families Forward are an Irvine based non-profit company that was founded in 1984. “We started small and each year we see more an more families needing our help. The food pantry and thanksgiving donations are just one of the many services we provide and we rely heavily on corporate donations. Lets hope it continues for many years,” Laughs Megan Markel as she welcomed Morgan Drexen Founder and CEO Walter Ledda to the Families Forward Facility in Irvine.

“It was an eye opener for sure touring the Families Forward facility and admiring the hard work put in by each of the volunteers. At Morgan Drexen we provide support services to attorneys who are assisting consumers with high levels of debt so it felt good to know that Morgan Drexen was helping further on the most basic of levels by providing food for the local community,” adds Ledda.

“Last year we cooked thanksgiving dinner for around 150 people. Sadly in 2011 that number could be 200 or more judging by the number of calls we are getting to enquire about a meal on Thanksgiving Day. Without this generous donation from Morgan Drexen we would be turning people away,” smiles Margo Martinez a long time volunteer at the Christ Chapel of Long Beach.

“I am so thrilled that for the second consecutive year we are able to help the Christ Chapel. Margo and her volunteers have so much energy and enthusiasm in helping the local community and we are proud to be able to help,” say Morgan Drexen Chief Financial Officer David Walker.

Morgan Drexen is very proud to be affiliated with these local charities. Both charities received frozen turkeys on behalf of Morgan Drexen.

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