Honoring Those Who Served
Farah & Farah supports the Five Star Veterans Center's mission to reduce veteran homelessness. Led by Colonel Len Loving, the Five Star Veterans Center serves military veterans who suffer from anxiety, depression, substance abuse, PTSD and traumatic brain injury. With safe, secure housing and Five Star's reintegration programs, veterans are given a second chance to live fulfilling and productive lives.
In November 2018, Farah & Farah offered a donation match campaign that generated $162,704 in donations to the Five Star Veteran's Center. With these funds, Colonel Loving and his incredible team will take on more veterans in need of assistance, increasing capacity from 32 to 42 residents. Five Star will be able to hire another team member to support the veterans as well.
In addition, Farah & Farah has proudly sponsored the Jacksonville Marine Corp Half Marathon and Freedom 5k for the past 15 years. “Eddie has been with us through a sponsorship of the race from the first year,” says Gayward Hendry, president of the event and retired Chief Warrant Officer for the U.S. Marine Corp. Hendry says without Farah & Farah’s sponsorship, “We couldn’t put on a race, pure and simple".
Empowering Youth With Disabilities
Farah & Farah proudly supports the Independent Living Resource Center of Northeast Florida (ILRC), a nonprofit that serves youth with disabilities by empowering them to achieve independence through access, education, and employment.
Recently, Eddie and Chuck Farah accompanied the youth advisory council on a trip to Tallahassee, meeting with legislators and advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. Farah & Farah was honored to host a Career Day as well, where attorneys, paralegals, and other staff members provided ILRC students with career advice.
“Liberty and justice apply to everyone. Disabled people want their liberty, justice, dignity, and respect. The ILRC gives them that opportunity. We want to be part of it.” -Eddie Farah
Encouraging Students to Lead
Farah & Farah stands with the I'm A Star Foundation. Led by Betty Burney, this incredible non-profit organization provides an outlet for students to develop solutions to help their peers overcome negative statistics.
Farah & Farah supports the I'm A Star Foundation's many projects, including Farah's Readers are Leaders, Let's Move Jacksonville and the Rosa Parks Produce Market.
Giving Bike Helmets to Children
Wearing a bicycle helmet isn’t just smart, it’s the law. Farah & Farah wants to help keep your children safe by offering free helmets to anyone under the age of 16. As part of the Safe Kids Initiative, Farah & Farah community volunteers were trained by Wolfson's Children’s Hospital to properly fit bike helmets to children.
Recently, at Safe Kids Day held at the Jacksonville Zoo, Farah & Farah community volunteers gave away 161 properly fitting bike helmets to children. Farah & Farah also gave away helmets at the Stuff the Bus event, which the firm proudly sponsors.
If your child needs a helmet, stop by our office in downtown Jacksonville. Be sure to bring your child with you, so they can be paired with a helmet that fits perfectly.
Was involved in a rear end accident in Gainesville. Called Farah and Farah and had a lawyer assigned to deal with insurance company etc. Made it very easy. Got a great settlement. Wish I would have called them sooner to get a better settlement for my car that was totaled. I negotiated those terms myself and bet I would have gotten much more cash with less work if I had Joseph do it for me. Joseph Presutti was very friendly and I felt he was very straight with me. If you are in an accident it would be in your interest to get a lawyer. Farah and Farah worked for me maybe they’ll do the same for you.
Dear Mr. Woods, I wanted to again express my gratitude for your help in obtaining financial settlement for injuries I received from the car accident I was involved in August 2011. Your professional and courteous attitude, expert knowledge, and patience in handling my specific issues were very important to me. Your follow up calls during this process gave me peace of mind to know all I had to do was concentrate on feeling better [and] not worry about how I was going to pay my medical expenses.
-Sincerely, Cathy A. C.