Giving Back

Committed to Our Community

At Twiggs, Strickland & Rabenau our clients are those who have been badly injured and are experiencing the emotional and economic harms those injuries have caused. Our clients are also family members coping with injury or death. Our clients’ experiences make us particularly sensitive to the needs of the disabled, the homeless, and the hungry.

Throughout the year, members of the firm work on behalf of charities helping those groups. At holiday time, in honor of our clients and friends of the firm, we make a significant gift to a local charity.

Helping Feed the Hungry

We were asked for help by the Urban Ministries of Durham whose motto and mission is "food, clothing, and a future." Feeding 600 or more hungry people a day became particularly challenging when their commercial oven died. We were pleased to provide Urban Ministries with a brand new commercial convection oven and a complete set of new tables for the dining area. The dedication of the oven was a wonderful occasion for all of us, and gave us all the opportunity to bake cookies for the program’s holiday dinner.

As the Durham Herald Sun newspaper described in its annual summary of community outreach, the firm donated $11,000 to replace a broken oven at Urban Ministries of Durham. The firm’s partners and others didn’t just donate money, as several of them rolled up their sleeves, some with children in tow, and baked cookies to try out the new oven. Giving back to the community is important to the law firm, and their efforts not only to replace the UMD oven, but to put it to good use, exemplify that belief.

“It’s magic,” UMD Executive Director Patrice Nelson said.