On Saturday, November 4th, eight staff and family members joined forces with 300 volunteers, and in less than two hours helped package “100,000 Meals for Washington County.”
Local businesses, churches and civic organizations sponsored tables. Our table was jointly sponsored by Hall Financial Advisors, LLC and McDonald’s of Marietta, LLC. In addition to sponsoring the table, volunteers from both organizations packed (tomato basil pasta) which was one of three types of meals packaged. The meals were distributed to local food pantries and will help fill the need until spring.
A special shout out goes to Wendy Martin, who was the HFA Key Volunteer for the event. Wendy set-up, trained our table of volunteers and helped clean up. Everyone agreed it was a fast-paced, fun and rewarding event!
Giving back to our community is not something new to Hall Financial Advisors. It’s part of our culture!
Chris Hall and Brett Bronski believe in philanthropy — personally and professionally. They serve on committees and local boards, and make individual charitable contributions in addition to supporting the community from Hall Financial Advisors. Over the years, thousands of dollars have been donated in the Mid-Ohio Valley. In December 2016, Hall Financial Advisors made charitable contributions to: American Red Cross, Alzheimer’s Association, The James Comprehensive Cancer Center, Gospel Mission Food Pantry and Old Man Rivers Mission.
Founded in 2008, Pelotonia is a grassroots movement with One Goal: End Cancer.
Focused on a community of passionate fundraisers and centered around a three-day experience of cycling, entertainment and volunteerism, Pelotonia has raised over $130 million worldwide for cancer research. Last year, 7,749 Riders from 40 states and 9 countries participated along with 2,616 Virtual Riders and 2,794 Volunteers. Our Hall Financial team rasied over $17,000 in 2016 and 2017 combined. Our goal is to have raised over $25,000 for cancer research after the 2018 Ride.
“Dancing with the Docs” is a charity event where local doctors pair up with “professional” dance instructors for a crowd pleasing competition. In 2016, the event raised 49k for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Although Chris Hall has never had any formal dance training, he was invited and agreed to participate. He and Dr. Siva practiced 2-3 times per week for a couple of hours per session beginning in February until the competition on April 29, 2017.
The dance was choreographed by Cassie at Gel’s Studio. Chris and Dr. Siva jointly raised $13,153.00 and WON the Fan Favorite Award – one of only two awards presented.
The Strecker Cancer Center was the 2017 beneficiary and received $62,105.00. As winners in the 2017 competition, they have the option to return to the stage again in 2018.
After the event, Chris commented, “I completely stepped out of my comfort zone, but understood the importance of funds being raised for the Strecker Cancer Center.”