On September 25, Best & Flanagan celebrated Do Some Good Day as part of an on-going campaign to stand with and support the communities in which we live and practice. Members of the firm gathered in Minnehaha Park for a socially-distanced get-together, where we raised funds and collected food and other resources for five organizations working to sustain and revitalize communities impacted by the recent economic downturn and civil unrest, particularly those struggling with poverty or homelessness.
After a matching gift from the firm, our individual and firm contributions totaled almost $18,000 to support the efforts of these organizations:
- The West Broadway Business and Area Coalition and the Wilder Foundation, who provide community programming and direct relief to small businesses in the North Minneapolis and Frogtown, Rondo, and Summit-University neighborhoods, respectively.
- HOMELine, a tenant advocacy organization working with both tenants and landlords in order to keep tenants in their homes.
- St. Stephens, whose range of programs working to end homelessness includes street outreach, shelter and housing.
- Second Harvest Heartland, working to end hunger by creating a sustainable support system that provides access to food for individuals across Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.
We are proud to support the work these organizations are doing and contribute to their efforts directly impacting our communities.