Paul M. D'Amore
D’Amore Holiday Meal Giveaway 2019
D’Amore Personal Injury Law Gets in the Spirit by Giving Back
Baltimore, MD, January 7, 2019 – Five deserving families sat down to a fully-prepared holiday meal complete with colorfully-wrapped presents thanks to the kindness of D’Amore Personal Injury Law, LLC. The meal and gifts were delivered by Paul D’Amore, the founder of the firm, and his colleagues. “Seeing these kids so excited about receiving a simple toy and hat and gloves was the best part of my holiday season,” says D’Amore. “It truly was a poignant reminder of what the holidays are all about.”
The firm usually participates in local giveback programs but decided to start its own this year. Statistics show one in nine Marylanders suffers from food insecurity, that’s nearly 665,500 people who are struggling to get enough to eat, according to the Maryland Food Bank.
With this in mind, the firm created a holiday meal giveaway initiative on Facebook, asking for help in choosing five worthy families. Any resident of Maryland could nominate themselves or another family for this free meal. Out of the nominees, D’Amore Law picked five deserving families of up to 10 family members each. The meals were delivered to their homes on Christmas Eve along with presents. The meal included ham, turkey, side dishes, salad, bread, and dessert.
“The holiday season is a time to reflect on what we are truly thankful for in life, as well as a perfect opportunity to extend a helping hand to those around us in need. We are so inspired by the entries we received and plan to continue to give back,” adds D’Amore. “Charity starts at home. There are too many hungry kids and adults in our backyard.”
The Sheeder family of Baltimore faced a very bleak Christmas if it wasn’t for the generosity of the D’Amore holiday giveaway. “Our Thanksgiving dinner was TV dinners. That was what we would have had for Christmas too,” explains Dorothy Sheeder, totally blind, who lives with her husband who has cerebral palsy and her three children and three grandchildren who are all blind and face other health challenges as well.
“We are a completely disabled family. For someone to go out of their way for us like this, it made me happy and thankful that there are still good people in the world. Not only did they bring us a very nice dinner but gifts as well. My husband got a new neck brace, and I got a very nice lotion and cologne set as well as a gift card for Target. Our children and grandchildren got very nice gifts as well. We opened them Christmas morning, and it put spirit into our home.”
D’Amore Personal Injury Law is also part of the Baltimore Hunger Project that provides weekend food packages to children identified as food insecure. D’Amore Law sponsors an entire school providing not only a monetary donation but physical help as well, packing meals into backpacks when needed.
“Think about it. Without a roof over your head and food on the table, where are you going to get,” remarks D’Amore. “I wouldn’t be where I am if I didn’t get a little help and I feel it is my responsibility to give back.”