Oxner + Permar Gives Back: Informing the Community
At Oxner + Permar we love to help our clients find local organizations who provide help to those in need. NC 2-1-1 is a great resource for people in North Carolina looking for assistance with housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and addictions.
What is NC 2-1-1?
NC 2-1-1 is a referral service provided by the United Way that gives callers information in all 100 North Carolina counties. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and your call is free and confidential. They are available in most languages and will refer you to a program or organization that is local to you.
As part of the State Emergency Response Team, they are also available during natural or public disasters to help residents with everything from real-time communication to evacuating to meals and post-disaster cleanup.
If you’re a resident of North Carolina and are in need of assistance, but aren’t sure where to start, give NC 2-1-1 a call. Simply dial 2-1-1 from a landline, cell phone, or VOIP. They have Spanish speaking call specialists and professional language interpretation services in 170 languages.
Additional information can be found on their website. At Oxner +Permar we strive to provide our clients with as many resources as possible. Follow us on Facebook for additional community resources.
Free Farm + Art Tour in South Carolina
If you enjoy knowing where your food comes from, learning more about local agriculture, or want to spend the day dancing to bluegrass and folk music, this is a great event for you. Every Saturday and Sunday in June there will be self-guided tours of farms throughout South Carolina, with food and activities for children and adults.
It is a free event that is open to the public where local artisans will be set up to display their work, there will be live music, food, hayrides, barnyard animals, and fresh veggies to pick as you tour historic farms.
The Ag + Art Tour has grown since it began in 2012. The event started out with just one farm and now includes tours of farms in 12 counties every weekend in June, and is the largest farm and art tour in the United States.The tours start Saturday, June 2 with five farms to choose from.
If you are interested in attending any of the free farm + arts tours in South Carolina throughout the month of June, more information can be found on their website.
All American Marathon in Fayetteville, North Carolina
The All All American Marathon is coming up on Sunday, March 25. Along with the All American Marathon there will also be the Mike-to-Mike Half Marathon and The All American 5K. These three races take place every year at Fort Bragg. The race is put on by MWR which is the welfare and recreation organization for the Army.
All of the proceeds go back into the organization for their programs, gyms, child and youth services, and for soldiers and their family members. The race is in honor of service members and to honor those who serve and those who have given everything.
The Mike-to-Mike Half Marathon is named after a soldier symbol on Fort Bragg, Iron Mike. This half marathon runs past the original Iron Mike located in downtown Fayetteville and finishes at the main post parade field running past the duplicate Iron Mike. He’s a symbol of soldier’s strength and power, being iron strong.
Runners who would like to participate but are unable to make it to Fayetteville on race day may still sign up and run anytime and anywhere that is convenient to them. More information for the Virtual Race is available on their website.
If you would like to sign up for The All American Marathon, the Mike-to-Mike Half Marathon, or the The All American 5K, you may visit their website.
Oxner + Permar Gives Back: La Batella Kids and La Fiesta del Pueblo
Oxner + Permar has multiple offices across North and South Carolina, so it’s always exciting when our different branches can give back. Recently two offices had the opportunity to participate in a couple of outstanding events in their communities.
The Greensboro office participated in La Batella Kids, a fun-filled day of music, entertainment, talent shows, and more! The Oxner + Permar team set up a tent and gave away a ton of candy to the kids and their families. This event also gave us the opportunity to speak with families in the community. We were able to share a lot of good advice and tips. We had a blast, and it seemed like everyone in attendance did too!
Over in Raleigh, the office attended La Fiesta del Pueblo 2017. As with the event in Greensboro, we were able to give out candy to attendees. We also had the pleasure of being able to chat with families all day. This was a wonderful opportunity to get to talk with members of the community.
We understand that it can be intimidating to approach an attorney; that’s why we believe it’s important for us to get involved and show that we care about the communities that we represent. We want people to feel that they can come to us with challenges they face in their lives whether they’re dealing with a workers’ compensation case, a family law case, a personal injury case, or something else. An experienced attorney can make all the difference, and we want to make a positive difference in our communities.
If you’ve got a question for us, or think you might have a case, don’t hesitate to reach out. We offer free consultations and are always happy to help guide you in the right direction!
Oxner + Permar Gives Back: Food Banks
As summer comes to a close, we feel that it’s important to remind everyone about the importance of donating to your local food banks. As we mentioned, summer brings a very high demand on food banks. Many children rely on free or subsidized meal programs at school during the school year. However, once school lets out for the summer, this safety net against hunger vanishes.
As a result, many families look to food banks for support. The peak time for donations is around the holidays and we see substantially fewer donations during the summer. Because of the higher demand for food, and the lack of donations, many food banks struggle over the summer months. By the time kids are going back to school, it’s likely that their supplies are heavily depleted.
It’s important to remember to give to food banks throughout the year, and not just during the holidays. You may have seen some of our billboards around town promoting food donations to food banks. At Oxner + Permar, we believe it’s important to look after our community in any way possible. Helping to make sure that everyone has access to a good meal is just one way we do our part.
As summer ends, many food banks are trying to restore depleted supplies. If you’re able, we encourage you to find your local food bank and make a donation!