Johnson, Vorhees and Martucci aggressively fights for justice in courtrooms across the 4 states. But the struggle to make our communities better does not just happen when injuries occur. JVM believes that we must also work tirelessly to improve our community and prevent harms from happening when we can. We are committed to making changes for the better. We do this by lending a helping hand and devoting our time and efforts to make out little corner of the world better.
We’re proud to share many of the ways JVM worked with others to make life better in Joplin and Springfield in 2021.
Last year, our team donated their time to serving on boards, volunteering, and supporting these organizations and causes in the Joplin and Springfield areas:
- Alliance of SW Missouri
- Ascent Residential Recovery
- The United Way
- Joplin Regional Community Foundation
- The First Step-Victim Services of Dallas County
- Youth Sports Leagues
- Philanthropic Society
- The Children’s Center
- Fostering Hope
- League of Women Voters of the Greater Joplin Area
- Souls Harbor Homeless Shelter
- The Salvation Army
- God’s Resort
- Young Life
- Missouri Stream Team
- Memorial Runs
- Building Bridges
Joplin Third Thursday: Safety Awareness
As we did in 2021, in 2022 JVM will continue to host a booth each month from April to October in Joplin’s Third Thursday Events. Our booth features giveaways and raffles supporting important safety awareness issues, such as driver safety, fireworks safety, water safety, and more.
In addition to time and volunteer hours, we’re proud to have supported the following additional organizations through financial contributions in 2021:
- Donors Choose
- Isabel’s House
- Angel Tree
- Lafayette House
- Watered Gardens Homeless Shelter
- Alliance of SW Missouri
- Applewood Lane Corporation
- Victim’s Center
- Ronald McDonald House
Elementary School Pride Sweatshirts & Beanies Donation
Each year, our attorneys visit a rotating list of Joplin area elementary schools to provide each student with a free sweatshirt and beanie before the cold winter months approach. As part of our on-going effort to foster self-respect and help all students in the community achieve their full potential, each article includes the school’s name and colors to encourage a sense of school pride and belonging.
JVM believes that building better communities takes daily effort and donated time and money. We believe that by protecting people from harm, preventing accidents from happening, and advocating for victims in and out of the courtroom, our communities are one step closer to being the best versions they can be.
For more information on our community engagement, or to get involved with the great work these organizations are already doing, call us at 417-206-0100.