2020 Turkey Giveaway in Pittsburgh and West Virginia
by Dan Reo | Last Updated: November 20, 2020
Chaffin Luhana LLP has always been committed to Doing Good By Doing Right ™ and giving back to the communities we serve. Just before Thanksgiving, on November 19th and 20th, the Chaffin Luhana Foundation held its 2020 Turkey Giveaway. To do our part — given the COVID-19 pandemic and times of such food insecurity, we gave out over 800 turkeys to those in need.
Included in our two-day event was a trip to tuition-free Urban Pathways Charter School in Pittsburgh, where we gave out 310 turkeys, one for each student and their family, as part of the schools meal delivery.
When asked about the event and the motivation behind it, Managing Partner Eric Chaffin says, “Roopal and I both came from working class families, so I know that at any time, life can change, and people can end up in difficult situations they just can’t control, especially this year during the COVID-19 pandemic. I feel that we owe it to our friends and families and the community to do what we can to help”.
The Chaffin Luhana Foundation is a not-for-profit organization launched by Eric Chaffin and and Roopal Luhana to support and uplift those who are struggling to overcome significant challenges in life. Most recently, our entities have focused on food insecurity and safety through the COVID-19 pandemic, starting with our 10k Sandwiches event in March through which we gave out 10,000 sandwiches, as well as efforts to help distribute masks to more than 12k people in the Pittsburgh community. The efforts through the Foundation are some of our most rewarding, and this event was no exception.
“The whole idea was to give back to those in need,” Roopal said, “but whenever you get actively involved like this, both the givers, and the receivers are blessed, especially during this pandemic. It’s important to everyone at our firm to do our part and help where we can. Doing nothing was never an option. Helping families in the Pittsburgh and West Virginia areas is the least we can do.”
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We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh, Green Tree; the Green Tree Volunteer Fire Company; and the Green Tree Borough Police Department for their help with this event.
We would also like to thank Tambellini Event Catering, Tomlinson Run State Park, Hancock County Commissioner Jeff Davis and his wife Cindy, Oak Glen High School, and more.
As always, a special thanks to Marty Griffin and the team at Get Marty, for their help connecting us to Urban Pathways Charter School, and helping this event reach so many people in need. It feels great to reach out and help our neighbors and friends in the Greater Pittsburgh and West Virginia area. If you think about it, you realize that any one of us could be in their shoes. We can all do more. We just need to be willing to take action.