Monthly Archives: March 2014

CSK Attends Viewing of Travis: A Soldier’s Story

On March 3, 2014, George Truitt, Richard Cole, Scott Cole, and Sarah Egan of Cole, Scott & Kissane attended the viewing of Travis: A Soldier’s Story in support of United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, which was hosted by the Miami Wounded Warrior Host Committee. Travis: A Soldier’s Story is a documentary featuring the inspiring true story of United States Army Staff Sergeant Mills of the 82nd Airborne. Army Staff Sergeant Mills lost portions of both arms and legs as the result of an improvised explosive device on April 10, 2012 while on patrol during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. He is one of just five quadruple-amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive their injuries.

CSK Community Service: Habitat for Humanity

On Saturday, February 15, 2014, CSK Tampa helped make home ownership a reality for two deserving families in Pinellas County, Florida, by participating in the 2014 Blitz Build. During the Blitz Build, Habitat will build a home from start to finish in seven days, with over three hundred volunteers lending a hand. This year, two homes will be completed in just one week, in a neighborhood comprised solely of Habitat homes! The CSK Tampa team, headed by Elizabeth Tosh, included fifteen lawyers, including Zarra Elias, Saray Noda, Jennifer Lulgjuraj, Michelle Bartels, Nick LeRoy, Andrew Bickford, Ryan Rivas, Ben Deninger, Thomas Hodges, Justin Saar, Carlos Morales, Chris Donegan, Elizabeth Tosh, Steve Richardson, and managing partner of the Tampa office, Dan Shapiro. The CSK Tampa team focused on securing roof trusses, sheathing roofs, installing framed walls, and blocking the framing walls, to ready interior walls for drywall/other interior applications.

 

Habitat for Humanity requires prospective homeowners to put in “sweat equity” hours, up to 350 hours per homeowner, qualify and obtain a mortgage, and participate in at least fifteen classes focused on home ownership, to make certain that prospective owners are prepared for the future impacts of ownership. Habitat homes are built using donated land and materials along with volunteer labor, to help qualifying families afford safe and quality housing. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity and how you can help, please visit:www.habitat.org.