The Annual Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump took place on Saturday, February 23rd at Portage Lakes State Park. Many brave participants dove into the frigid water for thrill, excitement, and of course charity. Included in the participants are the attorneys and staff members from the law firm, Kisling, Nestico & Redick (KNR).
However, these staff members were not only drawn to the excitement of diving into frigid water, it was also the chance for them to give back to the community.
KNR took the plunge to help raise money for the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank. Last year, the company raised nearly $27,000. This money was put to good use and helped to feed hungry people in the Akron, Ohio, area. This year, Kisling, Nestico & Redick saw even better results, with the team raising $30,000.
Roughly one in five children in the Akron, Ohio, area are food insecure. So, the money that is raised every year from the Annual Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump goes a long way toward helping to feed children who really need it. The Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank can provide four meals for as little as $1. So, the money from the Annual Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump can provide hundreds of thousands of meals.
This makes the Annual Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump an extremely important source of funding for the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank, and a very important community event. It has also grown in size since starting in 2004 when only 70 people jumped into the freezing lake.
This year, the charity event raised $127,071 for the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank. This could provide up to 500,000 meals for the needy. This is an astonishing amount of meals and would go a long way toward preventing starvation for those in need.
More Information About KNR
Besides being polar bear plunge enthusiasts, and good samaritans, the Kisling, Nestico & Redick law firm is made of high-quality personal injury law lawyers who represent clients with a wide range of injuries across the state of Ohio. The firm was founded in 2005 and has since grown to have 37 lawyers, 130 support staff, across 11 locations. It has also gained a reputation for being one of the toughest personal injury law firms in the state due to the experience, resources, and results they obtain on behalf of their clients.
KNR has a highly positive track record of winning lawsuits and helping its clients to recover ample amounts of damages. It also frequently gives to charities and helps the communities of Ohio. In addition to participating in the Annual Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump, Kisling, Nestico & Redick also has been running a year-long charity campaign called, “KNR Cares About Kids.”
The goal of this campaign is to help children in the Ohio meet all of their basic needs and reach their full potential. KNR genuinely cares about the community and believes that helping children is one of the best ways to help the community at large.
In the future, Kisling, Nestico & Redick plans to keep growing as a law firm, and to keep contributing to charity campaigns and programs that help to support Ohio’s youth. This year’s Polar Bear Jump has come and gone, if you’re in the Ohio area, next year’s always an option.
The event truly helps people and making a contribution is one of the best ways that you can help people in the Akron area who are hungry and really need help.
If you would like to donate next year, then Kisling, Nestico & Redick would love for you to contribute to their team, so they can win the competition!
For more details, read the press release by PR Newswire