The Chaffin Luhana Foundation will distribute free turkeys to those in need in Hancock County on Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Tomlinson Run pool parking lot. Eric Chaffin, founding partner in the Chaffin Luhana, LLP law firm and Foundation trustee, graduated from high school not far from where the turkey distribution will be held. During his high school and college years he worked for County Commissioner Jeff Davis at Roma’s Pizza and contacted Davis for assistance in setting up the turkey distribution. Both Jeff and Cindy Davis will be on hand at the distribution to hand out turkeys. Chaffin Luhana has law offices in New York, Pittsburgh and Weirton and although he’s traveled far, Eric Chaffin never forgot where he started and “doing good by doing right” has been the law firm’s motto.
Given COVID-19’s effect on many households and the food insecurity experienced by many across the region, the Chaffin Luhana Foundation plans to give away more than 800 turkeys between Hancock County and a Pittsburgh distribution on Nov. 19.
Due to the COVID, contactless delivery with a drive through distribution will be conducted. To qualify those interested must complete the form on the firm’s website. ChaffinLuhana.com/turkey-giveaway.
With residents unemployed or working reduced hours due to the impact of the COVID 19 on business, many families are struggling in the area. Chaffin’s father was a mill worker and experienced hardship growing up and Eric has never forgotten the struggles of the hardworking men and women of the area.
“I don’t recall there ever being a greater need in our community than now,” said Chaffin, “COVID-19 has drastically changed everything about our lives and put so many hard-working people out of work. Now they are struggling to figure out how to feed their families. How could we not help?”
“This is a time for the community to come together,” added Partner and Co-Founder Roopal Luhana, also a CLF trustee, “Food insecurity is a very real issue for people in the communities we serve. It’s important to everyone at our firm to do our part and help where we can. Doing nothing was never an option. Helping families in West Virginia and the Pittsburgh area is the least we can do.”
Chaffin donated the funds to create the media library at Oak Glen High School in past years.