MELDON LAW IN THE COMMUNITY

Meldon Law took part in the annual King of the Wing event hosted at ARC Marion. Meldon Law partnered up with Wingzone of Ocala, located off of East Street, to help them towards the goal of being titled “King of the Wing!” During the event Meldon Law offered our Gift Boxes to those in attendance. There were many people interested in the Meldon Law Accident Kits and a few had a chance to speak with Jeffrey Meldon while on site. The King of the Wing guests were educated on who Meldon Law is and how helpful our Accident Guides and insurance materials are. This was a great opportunity for Meldon Law and hopefully this can become an annual event for them as well. Congratulations to Mojos Grill for winning the King of the Wing 2016 trophy

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Pictured: (left) Jerry Davis (right) Jeffrey Meldon

-January 23, 2015

Career Day at the PACE Center for Girls.

Gainesville, FL – Legal Assistant Nicole Talcik had the opportunity to speak to students at the PACE Center for Girls of Alachua County in part with Career Day, hosted by the Junior League of Gainesville. The event created a critical link between the classroom and the workplace by allowing the PACE students to explore various career options so that they can make informed educational and career choices.

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The PACE Center for Girls serves as a delinquency prevention program for girls in Alachua County and statewide, while targeting the unique needs of girls ages 12 to18 who are in need of academic skills and provides a safe and nurturing learning environment.

Every girl at PACE sets individual educational and social goals that are focused on earning a high school diploma or GED, re-entering public school, attending college, getting vocational training, joining the military or entering the private workforce. After program completion, PACE continues to monitor each girl’s educational and personal development with three years of follow-up case management.


-November 25, 2014

Meldon Law Gives Back for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

As part of our mission to make a positive impact within our local community, this year the Meldon Law team took part in making baskets to feed local families in need for the Thanksgiving holiday. Meldon Law attorneys and staff joined together to donate and purchase food items to fill the baskets with everything needed for a holiday feast. “It is our goal to make the greatest impact we can with what we have, while making a difference for the common good” says Tavares Kettles, Meldon Law Public Affairs Director. The families who received the baskets were overjoyed with gratitude. We hope to be able to continue this project for many years to come.

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-October 16, 2014

Young professionals look to lead through service within the local community.

Meldon Law Communications & Public Affairs Director, Tavares Kettles is a member of the most recent class of the Young Leaders Society, a program created by the United way of North Central Florida to engage young professionals within the local community.

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The Young Leaders Society provides professional development, volunteer opportunities, and networking events to raise awareness of the needs in our local community. As part of YLS, donors learn more about the work of United Way, build professional and leadership skills, interact with executive-level United Way donors, volunteer for community projects and learn the importance of leadership giving. For more information, or to become involved, please contact Britt Pearson at (352) 333-0855.


-August 22, 2014

Attorney Jeffrey Meldon accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Attorney Jeffrey Meldon took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a phenomenon that’s spreading ALS Awareness across the country. Initially Jeffrey was challenged by 5yr old Mayor Goldman of Gainesville, FL. Jeffrey accepted the challenge along with making a donation to support the efforts of the ALS Association.
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ALS was first found in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn’t until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought national and international attention to the disease. Ending the career of one of the most beloved baseball players of all time, the disease is still most closely associated with his name.

ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body

To date, the campaign has raised over $53 Million nationwide and the amount continues to grow! We at Meldon Law encourage you to do your part in supporting the cause. For more information about the ALS Association or to make a donation, please visit www. alsa.org.


-July 19, 2014

On Air Interview with Jordan Thorp, Miss Gainesville’s Outstanding Teen 2014.

Meldon Law Public Affairs Director Tavares Kettles sat down for a Law Talk LIVE on air interview with Jordan Thorp, Miss Gainesville’s Outstanding Teen 2014. Jordan shared her personal platform tittled The Smile Team-Changing Children’s Lives One Smile at a Time.

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The Smile Team is a collaboration of local, state, national and international organizations with one goal—to help children born with cleft lips in all parts of the world. Locally, Jordan is partnered with the University of Florida at Shands Craniofacial Center and Gator Smiles, a student based organization at UF, where she assist these organizations with local fund-raisers and campaigns.

Jordan has had the experience of working as a junior camp counselor at the UF Craniofacial Speech Therapy camp which provides speech therapy to children with congenital craniofacial abnormalities, including cleft lip and palate.

Having a child with a cleft or other craniofacial defect can be quite costly because of all the subsequent care required, however through the fund-raising efforts of The Smile Team, the organization has been able to offer financial assistance to families so their children can continue to receive the care they need.

The Smile Team does not just reach kids locally or statewide, they have also partnered with the Cleft Palate Foundation and raised funds to purchase and donate 125 Cleftline comfort bears to be given to children around the country who are undergoing surgery to repair their cleft lips and palates.

The organization also reaches third world countries through their partnership with The Smile Train. Through this wonderful organization they have been able to provide free cleft surgery to 125 children around the world who are now smiling thanks to the generosity of those who have given to The Smile Team!

So far, Jordan has raised and donated nearly $44,000 through letter writing campaigns, garage sales, speaking engagements at her school, church, and cheerleading competitions.

“The Smile Team is more than a platform, it is my passion and it is hope for children born with clefts everywhere.” Says Jordan. To learn more about Jordan’s platform and the Smile Team organization, please visit her website at www.mysmileathon.org.


-July 1, 2014

The Meldon Law Team is Seeking Your Help In The Fight Against Hunger!

weekend-hunger-backpacksThe Meldon Law team is seeking your help in the fight against hunger for many school aged children throughout Alachua County. In partnership with Catholic Charities of Gainesville, our firm is collecting donations of food items to help support the Weekend Hunger Backpack Program.

 

The program was designed to supplement meals for children who depend on their school for breakfast and lunch during the school week. The program identifies chronically hungry children who are in need of nutritional assistance over the weekend.

Volunteers fill the backpacks during the week to be taken home on Friday with enough food for the child and their siblings for the weekend. In Alachua County, one in four children don’t have enough food to eat each day. Lack of access to a nutritious and adequate food supply has implications not only for the development of physical and mental disease, but also behavior and social skills.

Meldon Law striving to reverse these effects by helping to provide food for over 700 children each week with the food they need to be healthy, happy and successful. Please drop off your “kid friendly” food donations at our Gainesville office between August 1st and May 28th. For more information, please contact Meldon Law Communications/ Public Affairs Director,Tavares Kettles at (352) 373-8000 or via email at tkettles@meldonlaw.com


-April 11, 2014

Meldon Law Team Takes Part in Relay for Life Gainesville

The Meldon Law team took part in the Relay for Life event on April 11, 2014. The event was held at Santa Fe College of Gainesville and included over 300 participants who raised over $36,000 to benefit the work of the American Cancer Society. Dressed as a team of Super Heroes “Avenging for a Cure” in memory and honor of lost friends and loved ones, the Meldon Law staff formed a joint team with the staff of Medical Injury Group of Gainesville (Medig) and Gainesville High Field MRI to trek the 5.1 mile walk.

Participating in this event provided the Meldon Law staff with an opportunity to take part in bringing awareness to a noble cause while gathering to remember friends and loved ones lost to cancer and to honor those whose fight continues. For more information about Relay for Life, please visit www.RelayForLife.org

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Photo: Meldon Law staff memebers take a group selfie during the Relay for Life event in Gainesville.

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Photo: Meldon Law staff flexing their super hero muscles as they avenge for a cure against cancer.


-March 15, 2014

Pledge 5 Foundation’s Continiuum 5K9 Run

The Pledge 5 Foundation hosted the 5th Annual Continuum 5K-9 Run on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in downtown Gainesville, which featured both a 5K race and a one mile pup run for furry friends of all sizes! Pledge 5 collected donations of pet supplies at the event to benefit pet charities throughout the Gainesville community, including the Gainesville Pet Rescue, Alachua County Humane Society, and the St.Frances House Pet Care Clinic.

Attorney Carey Meldon was present at the event. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Pledge 5 Foundation, which aims to encourage public service and volunteerism within the local community by creating events and service socials geared towards charity.

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Photo: Attorney Carey Meldon crossing the finish line with his dog Charlie at the Pledge 5 foundation’s Continiuum 5K-9 run.


-March 2, 2014

Attorney Jeffrey Meldon Attends the 2014 AIPAC Policy Conference

Attorney Jeffrey Meldon attended the 2014 AIPAC Policy Conference held in Washington D.C. which is the nation’s largest gathering of America’s pro-Israel community. AIPAC is an American Israel Public Affairs Committee, whose overall mission is to strengthen, protect, and promote the U.S. –Israel relationship in ways that enhance the security of the United States and Israel.

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Photo: Attorney Jeffrey Meldon doing the Gator chomp with University of Florida Students and FL Congressman Ted Yoho at the 2014 AIPAC Conference.


-February 9, 2014

Jewish Student Community Center Expands at the University of Florida.

Attorney Jeffrey Meldon had the honor of serving as the MC for the grand opening of the Tabacinic/ Levin Center for Jewish Life and Learning at the University of Florida on February 9, 2014. Members of the Jewish community in the Gainesville area now have a new religious facility available to them as the center has now opened its doors to the public after a two year construction period.

Attorney Jeffrey Meldon also serves as the Chairman of the Building Committee for the new community center and has actively worked with the building architects and engineers since the initial planning for the center began in 2008.

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Photo: Ribbon cutting ceremony at the Tabacinic/ Levin Center for Jewish Life and Learning at the University of Florida on February 9, 2014.


-February 7, 2014

The Meldon Law Team goes Red for National Wear Red Day!

The Meldon Law team goes red for National Wear Red Day showing our support to raise awareness about heart disease. In 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute took action against a disease that was claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year – a disease that women weren’t paying attention to. A disease they truly believed, and many still believe to this day, affects more men than women. Stemming from that action, National Wear Red Day was born. It’s held on the first Friday in February every year to raise awareness about heart disease being the No. 1 killer of women.

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Founder of the Meldon Law Firm