Farah & Farah and the Community
Eddie Farah and the members of Farah & Farah are very active in the Duval, Clay, and St. Johns County communities and presently work with the following organizations:
- Farah & Farah Sponsors Three Seniors, Brings their Santa Wish List to Life
- Farah & Farah Supports Hubbard House
Many of us are quick to forget how much a little goes a long way in supporting the community. You don’t have to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to bring lasting joy to a person’s life – sometimes all it takes is showing some heart and making a point that you care.
The lawyers at Farah & Farah are proud to have sponsored three seniors through the Jacksonville Bar Association for Christmas. The seniors signed up on the Santa Wish List and their names were provided by Aging True, Inc. Meals on Wheels. The law firm was happy to purchase and deliver the gifts on these individuals’ wish lists.
There is no better time to express such support than the holidays; however, it’s important all year-round to keep the wellbeing of others in mind and put into action how you can make a difference.
Farah & Farah had a presence at the 17th Annual Barbara Ann Campbell Memorial Breakfast held in Jacksonville on Wednesday, October 5. The event is put on by the shelter for battered women, Hubbard House as an annual fundraiser to raise awareness about domestic violence. Hundreds turned out at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Featured speaker, Vena Patton, told about the years of violence she endured at the hands of her ex-husband. Her speech brought everyone to their feet in a standing ovation.
Patton is represented by Farah & Farah in her personal injury claim following an auto accident in October 2010. She told the crowd about lying on the ground after the car crash and having a flashback to the domestic violence she experienced at the hands of her ex-husband. She expected he would come around the corner and do it again.
Her ex would padlock her in a room when he left and beat her when he returned. Often her daughter watched. Neighbors were told Vena was crazy so they didn’t come to her aid. She was shot, cut, beaten when she was pregnant and lost the baby. He would bring her flowers and apologize.
Vena said she did not come from a family of abuse, in fact, her parents are still married after 59 years. Hubbard House helped get her out of the eight year abusive marriage, helped clothe her and her children and gave her a place to live. They taught her self-esteem and how to set healthy boundaries. She returned to college, has been with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida for more than 13 years. Vena is engaged and now teaches others what domestic violence is and how to never be abusive or become abused.
Farah & Farah attorney, Corri Hunt, who attended the Hubbard House gathering is honored to represent Vena in her personal injury lawsuit.
The event is named after Barbara Ann Campbell who was the sister-in-law of former Jacksonville Mayor Jay Godbold, who was also in attendance. Campbell was shot and killed by her husband of more than three decades.
Hubbard House helps about 6,000 men and women every year and has been in the community providing services for 35 years. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Hubbard House has activities planned around Florida to promote understanding about domestic violence.