“I love this city, it’s been good to me. I’ve always wanted to help the people around me and now I have a chance to give back to the community.”
Glen Lerner Gives Back
Glen Lerner had a humble upbringing and understands the struggles that can deter people from their dreams. That is why he encourages the lawyers and support staff of his personal injury firm to pursue charitable activities and sponsorship opportunities within the communities where they live and work to help improve the lives of others. With the help of family and friends, great deeds have been achieved through the law firm’s charitable arm Glen Lerner Gives Back in Las Vegas, Pahrump, Phoenix, and Chicago. The law firm’s efforts through Glen Lerner Gives Back assist at-risk children, families and four-legged critters who face daily struggles during these hard economic times.
Charitable organizations they are involved with include:
- Speedway Children’s Charities
- Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada
- Little Friends Animal Foundation
- Las Vegas Sportz Foundation
- Shop with a Cop
Click here for an extended list of organizational groups Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys supports.
Glen Lerner Pays it Forward
Glen Lerner feels blessed to have been presented with opportunities that have made him the success that he is today. He believes in paying forward these blessing through acts of gratitude by giving something back to help make a positive community and social changes. Glen Lerner hopes that other business and individuals who can will also get involved and show an interest in making a difference and offering positive contributions within their own communities. Together the power of many joining together can make a difference.
On Friday, June 22, the team at Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys will do our part to spread hope to those who so desperately need it. From 9:30am to 11:00am, we will be at the Indiana Hope Center in Crown Point, Indiana, packing and sending the light of hope in the form of care packages with Phil’s Friends. Our team is excited to lend our time to such a noble cause.
Phil’s Friends and Their Mission of Hope
Phil’s Friends is a nonprofit, Christian agency with the mission to bring hope and support to those battling cancer in the United States. They do this by providing care packages and weekly Cards of Hope to patients and their families. They also invoke the power of prayer to assist and support cancer patients on their road to recovery.
Founder Phil Zielke knows exactly how that kind of hopelessness and defeat can cloud one’s mindset after a cancer diagnosis. As a two-time cancer survivor himself, Mr. Zielke is no stranger to these feelings. These feelings of despair can have a crippling effect on not only the patient, but their family as well. That is why Phil’s Friends is committed to being the light for families that have found themselves in the dark. A caring volunteer assembles each package with items to bring comfort and joy to its recipient. Along with the care packages, patients will also receive weekly encouragement from our volunteers in the form of Cards of Hope. These hand-colored cards aim to let the patient and their family know that they have more people in their corner praying for their recovery.
“A cancer diagnosis can leave a person feeling hopeless, alone, scared, and helpless. These feelings aren’t limited to the person who receives the diagnosis. Cancer can send shockwaves throughout a whole family. We make a living out of bringing people closure during some of their darkest times. Volunteering with Phil’s Friends gives us the chance to be the bearers of light in a seemingly hopeless situation,” says attorney Glen Lerner. “We are excited and proud to give our time and energy to provide hope to those who need the strength to continue one of the hardest fights of their life.”
About Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys
Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys began helping people with personal injury and dangerous drugs claims in Nevada over 25 years ago. Over the past two decades, Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys has grown into one of the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firms in the country, with over 50 attorneys and nearly three hundred employees located in Nevada, Arizona, California, Illinois, and Indiana. The Glen Lerner attorneys also have relationships with attorneys across the country to help those hurt outside of states where the firm practices. The firm also assists with social security claims nationally and dangerous product lawsuits such as talcum powder ovarian cancer cases and diabetes drug Onglyza heart attack claims. For additional information, visit glenlerner.com, or call (702) 877-1500.
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Savory Story Behind National Doughnut Day
As you may know, the first Friday of June has a connection to one particularly savory sweet confection – the donut. But, do you know the story behind National Donut Day? The first donut day event took place in 1938 in Chicago as a fundraiser created by The Salvation Army to assist the disadvantage during The Great Depression.
Present Day Chicago continues to keep the tradition of giving back alive. Through The Salvation Army’s Mobile Feeding and Outreach Program, funds raised on National Donut support Chicagoland area:
- Food pantries;
- Nutrition programs for children; in addition to,
- Meals for senior citizens and homeless.
You can support The Salvation Army’s effort by making an online donation now!
Other Fun Facts About National Donut Day
- National Donut Day pays tribute to The Salvation Army “Donut Lassies” who supported front line troops during World War I.
- The nickname “Donut Lassies” originated from two volunteers that used limited supplies, resources and soldier helmets to fry much appreciated donuts for the troops. (Seven at a time.)
- “Donut Lassies” didn’t just make donuts for soldiers. They also provided stamps, writing supplies, meals, and mending services.
- National Donut Day helps raise funds and increase awareness about the many social service programs The Salvation Army offers.
How Glen Lerner Gives Back Supports Efforts of The Salvation Army
Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys proudly partners with The Salvation Army in the Chicagoland area. One annual event the law firm gives back to and supports is the distribution of family meals over the Thanksgiving holiday. Additionally, the firm gets involved with the annual toy giveaways during the Christmas season at the Ray & Joan Kroc Center.
Glen Lerner hopes that other business and individuals who can will also get involved and show an interest in making a difference like The Salvation Army. Together the power of joining together does make a difference.
Clean Water Efforts for Children and Communities
World Vision’s Global 6K for Water helps prevent the death of nearly 1,000 children under the age of five from diarrhea caused by contaminated water, poor sanitation and improper hygiene. Global 6K for Water does this by taking action to provide clean water and sanitation to the most vulnerable populations to improve living circumstance and lessen the loss of life.
Thank You Note for Global 6K for Water Donation
Dear Glen Lerner,
Thank you for your generous donation supporting Josephine Robinson at World Vision’s 6K for Water. You are truly helping change lives by providing clean water to children and communities around the world.
No goods or services were received in exchange for this donation. The full amount of your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Name: Glen Lerner LLC
Event/Campaign: 2018 Global 6K for Water – Chicago
Thank you for your gift!
Ashley Colquitt, 6K Director
Team World Vision
P.O. Box 9716 | Federal Way, WA 98063
Due to multiple shootings in the neighborhood over the past three months, tensions run high in a central Las Vegas neighborhood. To help lighten the dark cloud that seems to have fallen over this community, the Las Vegas Metro Police Department (LVMPD) felt compelled to put together a community outreach event just for them. Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys seeks ways to help make Las Vegas the best place to live and work. That is why our team jumped at the opportunity to give back and get involved in this community BBQ.
BBQ & Community Day Out
The outreach event takes place on Saturday, May 26th. In addition, family-friendly activities planned for the afternoon include:
- Performance by DJ Thump;
- Several guest speakers from LVMPD and the Clark County Housing Authority;
- Cruise for two raffle drawing;
- Two bounce houses;
- Fire truck tour;
- Food, and much more!
Furthermore, Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys donated 300 hot dogs, 300 hamburgers, plus a pallet of bottled water for the BBQ. Additional food will be served by Mario’s market & the Gritz Cafe.
Glen Lerner Giving Back Partnership with LVMPD
The May 26th event is just one of many community outreach events Glen Lerner’s Las Vegas team has partnered with LVMPD. You can find out more about the many ways we get involved by following us on Twitter (/glenlerner) and Instagram (/glenlernerinjuryattorneys/) and liking us on Facebook (/glenlernerinjuryattorneys).
Watch a video now taken at the event:
7,500 Bags Donated for 2018 National Police Week
In honor of National Police Week (May 13th – 19th), Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys’ team in Las Vegas donated 7,500 drawstring bags to the Police Wives of America. Once filled, these appreciation bags will be gifted to local members of law enforcement throughout the week.
Each bag contains snacks, hand sanitizer, drinks and restaurant gift cards donated by other like-minded Las Vegas businesses that share our desire to “Back the Blue.”
We are also proud to say that our support of law enforcement does not begin and end during National Police Week. Glen Lerner’s legal team gives back throughout the year. The Las Vegas personal injury law firm does this by sponsoring and often participating in Metro health and wellness fairs. In addition to holiday events and town hall meetings that bring community members together.
More About National Police Week & Police Wives of America
Congress established National Police Week in 1962. During the week many organizations collaborate together to recognizing the service and sacrifices of U.S. Law Enforcement. National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers. Most noteworthy, those who lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
Police Wives of America is a national nonprofit that unites police wives across America. The organization focuses on becoming one team with one purpose. To support law enforcement men and women and their families during difficult and joyful life milestones. The Las Vegas Metro Police Wives chapter opened in May of 2009. Since its inception, the Las Vegas chapter membership has grown to over 650 wives. Learn more at lvmpowives.com.