Giving Back to Our Community
At the Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman, we believe that it takes more than money to make our community and our country a better place. It also requires action. In the words of Winston Churchill, “You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.” Our attorneys and staff have been proud to volunteer their time and efforts to the following organizations:
THE LAW OFFICES OF FREEMAN & FREEMAN: COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Consumer Attorneys of California: In 2018 Matt and Rebecca were nominated for California’s street fighters of the year award because they fought a ten year legal battle against a large corrupt corporation and after a three week jury trial won a verdict that forced the corporation to stop unfair practices that were harming people.
Wounded Warrior Project: The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project® is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Its purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. For more information about this nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, or to make a tax deductible contribution, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Smile Train: Is an international charity that provides cleft palate surgery to children in need and training to doctors. Every child born with a cleft palate anywhere in the world has the opportunity to live a full, productive life. There are millions of children who are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly and they face very difficult lives filled with shame and isolation, pain and heartache. Their clefts usually go untreated because they are poor – too poor to pay for a simple surgery that has been around for decades. For more information or to make a tax deductible contribution, visit: www.smiletrain.org
Keenan’s Kids: This nationally recognized foundation was formed in 1993 provide free food and support services to children in need. For more information or to make a tax deductible contribution, visit: http://www.keenanskidsfoundation.com
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR): Since 1983, CANHR, a statewide nonprofit 501(c)(3) advocacy organization, has been dedicated to improving the choices, care and quality of life for California’s long term care consumers. Through direct advocacy, community education, legislation and litigation it has been CANHR’s goal to educate and support long term care consumers and advocates regarding the rights and remedies under the law, and to create a united voice for long term care reform and humane alternatives to institutionalization. For more information or to make a tax deductible contribution, visit: http://www.canhr.org
American Red Cross: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, The American Red Cross aspires to turn compassion into action so that all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope; our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives. For more information or to make a tax deductible contribution, visit: http://www.redcross.org/
American Cancer Society: For nearly 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we’re helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures, and fighting back against cancer. For more information or to make a tax deductible contribution, visit: http://www.cancer.org
Sebastopol Area Senior Center: We contribute money to the Sebastopol Area Senior Center in order to help provide services to over 3,000 seniors each year, many having no other place to turn.
Sonoma County Courts: Rebecca Freeman donates her time by working as a panelist on the Sonoma County Superior Court Mandatory Settlement Conference Panel. Panelists try to help people resolve their lawsuits prior to trial by engaging in strategy and negotiations sessions.
Salvation Army: Established in 1865, the Salvation Army serves the needy, disadvantaged and hurting people in our community. Attorneys from the Law Offices of Freeman & Freeman have volunteered at the annual Christmas event at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, bringing food to hungry families, and Christmas toys to children in our community who might otherwise do without. To contact the Salvation Army or to make a tax deductible contribution, go to: http://salvationarmysantarosa.org/about/
Sonoma County Legal Aid: This local agency missions is to help at risk children and families obtain safety and shelter using the legal system to secure basic human rights, protect children from abuse and help families maintain housing.
Sonoma County Prevention Partnership: This county wide coalition focuses on developing population strategies to foster a healthy community and to address drug, alcohol, tobacco and other substance abuse through local action, advocacy, and policy. For more information, visit: http://www.sonoma-county.org/health/about/pdf/preventionpartnership.pdf
Sonoma County Advisory Board on Alcohol and Drug Problems (SCABADP): This board provides policy advice to the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on drug and alcohol policy and treatment options in and affecting Sonoma County.http://www.sonoma-county.org/health/meetings/abadp.asp
Verity: This community based organization provides rape crisis counseling and related services. Its mission is to eliminate all forms of violence, with a special focus on sexual assault and abuse. For more information about Verity or to make a tax deductible contribution, visit:http://ourverity.org