At The Poole Law Group, our slogan is "When it Matters Most" and we work to ensure its meaning extends beyond the courtroom. The Poole Law Group employees are actively involved in their communities through volunteerism and support of the arts, environment, kids organizations, and our first responders in Washington County, Maryland and Greencastle, PA. We are also proud to support Bruce Poole in his service on the Board of Visitors for the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Bruce also serves as co-counsel for the Maryland State Firemen's Association.
In 2019, given the firm's service as Maryland counsel for the MDL Consortium's national opioid tort litigation and our first-hand witness to the tragedy of the opioid crisis in Hagerstown and Western Maryland, we have continued to provide sponsorship to Washington Goes Purple, our community's pubic awareness substance abuse program targeting prescription opioids and heroin, and Brooke's House. The mission of Brooke's House is to inspire and empower women suffering from the disease of addiction by providing them a safe, stable, and emotionally supportive living environment while in the early stages of recover. Brooke's House will provide an effective community-based, sober living environment where women will work to remake their lives. We were also pleased to sponsor the Allegany County Department of Social Services' "Crabs for a Cause" crab feast in September. Proceeds raised are used to assist seniors in Allegany County, so that they can remain as safe and comfortable as possible as they age in their homes.
The firm also supported the 5th Annual Jim Snead Golf Tournament to benefit the Hagerstown Kiwanis Club, the Morris Frock American Legion Post No. 42 golf tournament fundraiser, and the Robert W. Johnson Community Center.
In 2018, we sponsored Brooke's House, Washington Goes Purple, CASA, Inc.'s "Run, Jane, Run" golf event, the 4th Annual Jim Snead Golf Tournament to benefit the Hagerstown Kiwanis Club, the Morris Frock American Legion Post No. 42 golf tournament fundraiser, the Robert W. Johnson Community Center, and the 2018 Breast Cancer Awareness - Cumberland Valley Step 'N Stride Walk. Additionally, we provided funding for the purchase of National Child Safety Council materials in support of the local safety and drug education program provided by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
In 2017, the firm sponsored both the Mason-Dixon Boy Scouts of America sporting clays shoot held at Actor's Hill in Keedysville, the C&O Canal Trust's 'Canal Pride' clean up event held in Williamsport for the C&O Canal National Historic Park, and Hospice of Frederick County's 7th Annual Goose Hunt in memory of Judge Herb Rollins and Donald R. Grossnickle.
We were also proud to sponsor a hole and two employee teams for the 3rd Annual Jim Snead Golf Tournament to benefit the Hagerstown Kiwanis Club and to serve as a sponsor to the Morris Frock American Legion Post No. 42 golf tournament fundraiser.
Lastly, we helped to sponsor the Maryland Entertainment Group's (MEG) production of "To Kill A Mockingbird" and provided funding for the Washington County Museum of Fine Art's "HVAC Replacement and Upgrade" Fund. The Museum is nationally accredited and its collection of over 7500 works of art is one of Washington County's premier treasures.
Our charitable efforts are just one of many things that distinguish us from other law firms. If you have an event which would partner well with our firm, please contact Mrs. Kathy Poole for an application form. Charitable requests for the year are considered in July and December.