For Richardson, Plowden & Robinson, P.A., the gifts will be a little different this year. There won’t be holiday baskets or edible treats. Instead, the Columbia–based law firm is doing something a little more heartfelt—making a charitable contribution to the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Wounded Warrior Project is a non–profit organization that honors and empowers wounded soldiers. The organization also provides physical and emotional support to wounded veterans in an effort to get them back to good health.
“The men and women who serve our country are near and dear to our hearts,” says Steve Pugh, managing shareholder at Richardson Plowden. “Not only do many of our clients have family members who serve in the military, but attorneys and staff within our own firm have served and are currently serving our country.”
The topic of supporting troops hits particularly close to home for the Richardson Plowden family. Recently, the attorneys and staff gathered for a special farewell breakfast for attorney Eugene Matthews. Matthews, a commander in the United States Navy Reserve, was deployed to Iraq for a one–year tour on November 19. Matthews stated it was hard to leave, especially before the holiday season.
“This gift is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the men and women who have served our country and given us the greatest gift of all—our freedom.”
Richardson Plowden also supports local charities and organizations, such as the Columbia Heart Walk, the American Heart Association, Palmetto Health Hospice, and the Humane Society.