MIAMI– April 21, 2015 – Attorneys and business staff of the Miami office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig rolled up their sleeves and lent their support to various Miami-Dade County charities with the third-annual “GT Cares” community service initiative. Over the past two consecutive weekends between April 11 and April 19, Greenberg Traurig volunteers donated funds, supplies, and manpower to benefit local philanthropic causes including: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (formerly Miami Children’s Hospital) and the Children’s Home Society of Florida.
Each Greenberg Traurig volunteer team was led by a “GT Hero” – an attorney who serves as a board member of the respective nonprofit sponsor organization. In addition to the projects and causes listed below, the teams raised money throughout the week for the Cancer Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
“We are proud of our volunteers for making our third-annual GT Cares week a tremendous success. Greenberg Traurig remains steadfast in its commitment to the Miami community, which has always been part of the firm’s core values,” said Jaret L. Davis, Co-Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Miami office.
The teams engaged in the following volunteer projects:
Saturday, April 11: 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. GT Heroes Adam M. Foslid, a Shareholder in the Litigation Practice Group and Co-Hiring Shareholder for the Miami office, and Eamon C. Welch, an Associate in the Real Estate Practice Group, led a group of 15 volunteers for a “Build Day” at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami’s community, Habitat Landings in South Miami Heights. The community is to include 45 total homes. Habitat for Humanity provides low-income families with affordable homeownership opportunities. Foslid is a board member of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami and Welch serves as Fundraising Chair & Board Member of the organization’s Young Professionals division.
Saturday, April 18: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. A team of 15 volunteers led by Jaret L. Davis, Co-Managing Shareholder of the Miami office and a shareholder in the Corporate & Securities Practice, participated in a superhero cape activity at the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Volunteers stationed in the Child-Life Playroom and the Michael Fux Family Center assisted patients and their families with decorating their own superhero cape. Davis serves as Vice-Chairman of the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Board of Directors, as well as Chair of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Compensation and Technology committees.
Sunday, April 19: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. GT Hero Danielle N. Garno a Shareholder in the Litigation Practice Group, led a group of 15 volunteers in hosting a carnival for the children at the at the Children’s Home Society of Florida’s McLamore Emergency Shelter. The Children's Home Society of Florida is the oldest and largest statewide organization devoted to helping children and families. CHS offers services that help break the cycles of abuse in families, heal the pain for traumatized children, guide teens to successfully transition into adulthood and create strong, loving families through adoption. CHS serves approximately 100,000 children and families throughout the state each year. Garno is a member of the Children's Home Society of Florida, Southeastern Board of Directors.