August 2014 e-Newsletter
- #IceBucketChallenge for ALS
You have likely seen the latest viral sensation sweeping social media, the #IceBucketChallenge for ALS.
If you have somehow missed out on this phenomenon, here’s how it works: Once a challenged is issued, the recipient has 24 hours to either (i) make a donation to the ALS Association or (ii) dump a bucket of ice water on his or her head.
This past weekend, Oast & Taylor was challenged to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge by staff member Christie Hamilton. Stephen Taylor, Brad Brickhouse, Bill Oast, Brian Boys and Sandy Smith all accepted the challenge, drenching themselves with ice water and also making a donation to the ALS Association on behalf of Oast & Taylor.
- ALS Association
According to its website, the ALS Association and its 38 chapters have received an astonishing $53.3 million in donations between July 29 and August 22, 2014, compared to $2.2 million during the same time period last year.
The ALS Association has received a significant outpouring of support from those who have taken the Ice Bucket Challenge, made donations, or both. Contributions further the mission to find a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
If you would like to donate to The ALS Association, please visit their website www.ALSA.org or call (888) 949-2577.
- Did You Know?
Prior to becoming an attorney, Brad Brickhouse was a firefighter with the Chesapeake Fire Department. He was stationed in the South Norfolk and Western Branch areas of the city.
- Best Lawyers
William H. Oast III was recently selected to the 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 2015 in the practice area of Litigation – Trusts and Estates. Congratulations Mr. Oast!
- Charlie’s Corner
Q: Charlie, do you know of any dog friendly restaurants in the Tidewater area?
A: Yes! There are a lot of pet friendly business in our area, including restaurants.
www.BringFido.com is a great online travel directory if you’re looking for somewhere to stay, play or eat with your dog!
Oast & Taylor’s attorneys and staff have a passion for animals. Charlie is a Labradoodle owned by Bill Oast and this monthly column is to provide our clients with tips and resources for their furry family members.
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