In 2014 and in celebration of our 20th anniversary, CDF activated a charitable partnership comprised of community events and services at all of our five locations throughout California in support of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), a national organization dedicated to raising awareness for and providing assistance to wounded service members and their families.
“The Wounded Warrior Project is an organization highly respected by all of our attorneys and staff, many of whom are veterans or have military ties,” said Dave Carothers, CDF’s partner in charge of the firmwide initiative, who also served in the U.S. Navy from 1975 to 1979 and was awarded the Navy/Marine Corp Expeditionary Medal for services related to Iran. “We are privileged to support such a prestigious nonprofit and aim to bolster our fundraising throughout the year with organized group events away from the office and internal charitable efforts within our network of CDF offices statewide.”
VIEW LT. SCHAEFFER’S FULL HEROIC STORY OF HIS 9/11 SURVIVAL
On May 23, 2014 in Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP’s (CDF) San Diego office, we proudly launched a yearlong twentieth anniversary celebration in support of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), a national organization dedicated to raising awareness for and providing assistance to wounded service members and their families.
On that same day, we welcomed to its San Diego office guest speaker and 9/11 Pentagon survivor Navy Lt. Kevin Shaeffer at a Warriors Speak special event. Lt. Shaeffer recalled his triumphant survival story on September 11 when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, a tragedy that left him burned over nearly 50 percent of his body. Following Lt. Shaeffer’s brave speech, CDF’s San Diego Managing Partner Dave Carothers presented a $5,000 starting contribution to WWP from the firm.
To hear Navy Lt. Kevin Shaeffer’s heroic story, watch the full video here: