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Law firms give and receive thanks by way of donated turkeys

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As Thanksgiving looms, law firms throughout the country were looking for a way to give back this week.

In Florida, for the seventh year in a row, that meant free turkeys for those who lined up outside the Pendas Law Firm in Orlando. On a first-come, first-serve basis, law firm workers gave away nearly 1,000 frozen birds Tuesday, WKMG reports.

Additional giveaways at the firm’s offices in Jacksonville, Tampa and Fort Myers added up to more than 3,000 turkeys donated to the public.

“The need is great, and it’s very humbling,” name partner Lou Pendas told the station. “This is just my way of trying to give back to that community that has supported me for so many years.”

In the Albany, New York, region, Tully Rinckey provided 200 free birds to active and retired military service members, the Times Union reports. That giveaway is also in its seventh year, an earlier Times Union article noted.

And in Orange County, California, a Tustin law firm is donating free turkeys and other groceries Wednesday to families of those killed by law enforcement officers, the OC Weekly reports.

“During these holidays, it’s hard for the families,” attorney Angel Carrazco of Carrazco Law told the newspaper, so “it’s good to bring them all together and at least enjoy Thanksgiving with them.”

In southern Illinois, attorney Tor Hoerman and his wife and children helped give away hundreds of turkeys donated by his Edwardsville law office for the second year in a row, the Alton Telegraph reports. An earlier Telegraph article provides more details.

“It’s wonderful, thanks to Tor Hoerman, this day puts you in the holiday spirit,” said Alton Mayor Brant Walker, who also helped give away frozen birds that ranged from 15 to 20 pounds. “The season is about giving, not receiving.”

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