Buffalo, New York, Sept. 25, 2018 – Joining volunteers around the world, more than 10 employees from Gibson McAskill & Crosby will take part in the inaugural Global Day of Service, a worldwide initiative spearheaded by Ford Motor Company’s Legal Alliance for Women (LAW), the company’s professional organization focused of women in the legal practice. The coordinated global effort will assist organizations supporting the empowerment and well-being of women and girls in their respective communities. GM&C is among more than 90 law firms around the world partnering with LAW to volunteer time and perform pro bono work on a day of community service scheduled for September 27th.
GM&C is bringing the Global Day of Service to Western New York and will be volunteering at The Food Bank of WNY. Employees from GM&C will assist in sorting donations in the warehouse and organizing a food drive within the firm to benefit the local community.
“This day of service is a great way to serve our community and give back as we head into the fall and upcoming holiday season. It has been heartwarming to see the generosity of the entire firm as we ran a food drive in anticipation of Ford’s Global Day of Service with an emphasis on assisting the needs of young women and mothers. We are a firm built on relationships and that includes the community at-large outside of our day-to-day practice.” Jenna McDonnell, Associate Attorney at GM&C.
Ford LAW and partner’s Global Day of Service kicked off this year with a singular vision to help community organizations that are assisting women and girls through educational, empowerment and support programs. Bringing together volunteers from more than eight countries, this day of service is a collective effort to give back to the communities Ford and its partners operate in.
“Through this day of service, we are aiming to marshal the collective efforts of our partners in the legal profession around world to give back to the community,” said Beth Rose, assistant general counsel at Ford Motor Company and chairperson of Ford’s Legal Alliance for Women. “The passion we share in advocating for and serving our communities extends beyond this one day. It is part of who we are as individuals and drives our community service year round.”
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About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 201,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.
About Gibson, McAskill & Crosby, LLP
Gibson, McAskill & Crosby was established in 1988 when a partnership was formed by experienced trial attorneys, George “Mike” Gibson, James McAskill and Brian Crosby. Gibson, McAskill & Crosby was founded upon the philosophy that combining the experience and resources of a large law firm with the benefits of a smaller team-oriented approach would permit the firm to develop a successful practice handling complex litigation matters throughout the state.