JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Many families are struggling this holiday season, including a family home in Jacksonville that was destroyed in a fire.
Tierra Washington and her three sons suffered a major setback on December 5th when their home was destroyed.
At the time, her 9-year-old son was in Orlando playing in a tournament for the Duval Jags – a youth football team. The family waited until after the tournament to tell him what had happened.
Now the law firms Farah and Farah are working together to make their vacation a little nicer.
“It’s that time of year, especially with the virus,” said lawyer Eddie Farah. “Everyone has to do with something.”
The company wanted to “make the lives of Washington and their sons a little better” by running fundraisers in the office.
“We wanted to present you with something that will only help you during the holidays and we hope we can help you get over it,” attorney Chuck Farah told Williams.
The money will help her buy Christmas presents for her sons.
“I feel good because there are good people out here in the world,” said Williams. “Somebody takes care of it and I am not alone and try to fix everything myself.”
“Ms. Washington was a customer of ours, and in a strange way, it’s almost like a relationship develops when customers come in and keep us and ask for help,” said Chuck Farah. “It’s a connection that lawyers with your clients, and if they are in need, we are happy to reinforce each other. “
The law firm plans to run a major fundraiser for the family in January.
Washington and her boys stay with their sister for the time being until they find a place of their own.
A GoFundMe account has also been created to help out with the family.
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