Giving Back 2013
2013 Hartsoe Law Firm donated $2,500 to help Minister Roy Row fund his hike of the entire Appalachian Trail to raise money and awareness for his disability ministry. Rev. Row is the Minister of the Louisville Christian Church, Louisville, TN and a member of the board of Christian Churches Disability Ministries (CCDM). CCDM operates Riverwood, a home for adults with special needs. You can follow Roy as he hikes along the Appalachian Trail at www.ccdmonline.org. Good luck Roy!
2013 PADDLING FOR JUSTICE: Hartsoe Law Firm is sponsoring a canoe trip down the Little River in Blount County on Sunday, September 8, 2013 to raise funds for the Little River Watershed Association www.littleriverwatershed.org, which supports education, monitoring, conservation and other efforts to enhance the quality of the river that provides drinking water and recreation in Blount County. The Little River begins in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Hartsoe Law Firm is working with River Sports, the Market in Maryville, SawWorks Brewing Company and other corporate sponsors for this paddling trip that begins in Walland and ends at River John's in Rockford, TN. Mark your calendars and watch for more details!
2013 The Hartsoe Law Fim donated $1,000 to the National Center for Victims of Crime to assist with their mission in helping victims of crime find local assistance and other helpful information. Mr. Hartsoe is a long time member of the National Crime Victim Bar Association. He has recently represented families of victims in three recent shootings, including two against national restaurant chains. In those suits, which were settled after considerable pretrial discovery, it was alleged that the businesses failed to take reasonable action in light of advanced warnings of oncoming violent conduct.
2013 The Hartsoe Law Firm recently donated $200 to the American Diabetes Association and participated in the Wheels for Justice 25 mile bicycle ride in Miami held in conjunction with the American Association for Justice Winter Meeting. Mark Hartsoe was the Tennessee team captain and rode with a large contingent of lawyers from Connecticut, Oregon, Arkansas, Georgia and other states. It was a great fund raising pportunity for a very worthy cause with a group of fun folks.
2013 Last Christmas, the Hartsoe Law Firm donated a shopping cart full of Teddy bears to the Knox County juvenile Court to provide to children who are going through the juvenile court system. Mr. Hartsoe approached the Blount County Juvenile Court and Judge Denton to see whether he would be interested in 100 tiny bears to give to children going through the juvenile court system in Blount County. He also donated another 25 to a local kindergarten class. We’ve never seen such small teddy bears before and have since then given a number to clients, kids and elderly neighbors.
2013 The Hartsoe Law Firm donated $200 to the Maryville High School boys soccer team to assist them with their capital project of installing lights at their new filed at John Sevier Elementary School. Good luck for an enjoyable season.
Giving Back 2012
2012: Blount County Historical Museum: The Hartsoe Law Firm donated $100 to help fund this local history museum located at 1006 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway (next to the Blount County Courthouse). They have very interesting exhibits regarding local historical issues such as the Civil War, local agricultural implements, etc. Visit their website at www.blountcountymuseum.homestead.com or on facebook at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012: The Hartsoe Law Firm donated $100 to assist Whitley McDowell, a graduate of Heritage High School, who is battling brain cancer. The fundraiser was held at Music Row with live gospel and bluegrass featuring Jeff Barbra and Sara Pirkle. Best wishes Whitley.
2012: Lee Horner Memorial Fund: The Hartsoe Law Firm was a hole sponsor at this golf tournament at Laurel Valley Golf Club. The Lee Horner Memorial Fund donates money to worthwhile athletic programs throughout the Blount County area.
2012: “Dimes for Debbie”: The Hartsoe Law Firm donated $75.00 for this walk-a-thon at Walland Elementary School to raise money for breast cancer research.
2012: The Hartsoe Law Firm donated $100 to help the three Kallstrom children whose mother died in a tragic house fire in Townsend after saving the children. Donations can be made to Kallstrom Family Benefit at any branch of U.S. Bank or to Bethel Baptist Church in Townsend.
2012: Statue of Sam Houston in downtown Maryville: The Hartsoe Law Firm donated $200 to help fund the Sam Houston statue to be erected in downtown Maryville. A native of Blount County, Houston served as governor of two U.S. states, was president of the Republic of Texas, general; of an army, and served in both the U.S. House and Senate. Donations may be sent to City Recorder c/o City of Maryville, 406 W. Broadway, Maryville, TN 37801.
2012: The Hartsoe Law Firm donated three large bags of new stuffed animals to the Knox County Juvenile Court Stuffed Animal Drive. The stuffed animals are used to comfort children who come before the Court. We didn’t know how much fun it could be loading a shopping cart to the brim with stuffed teddy bears, puppies, kittens, etc. Thanks to Judge Tim Irwin for organizing this very worthwhile event.
2012: The Hartsoe Law Firm donated $200 to the family of Blount County Sherriff’s Deputy and School Resource Officer Sam Tucker to help them with expense as they travel to Vanderbilt for ongoing treatment in his battle against Leukemia.
2012: The Hartsoe Law Building recently had a 30 foot flag pole erected in the front yard of the office to proudly fly a 5 foot by 8 foot American Flag. A flag raising ceremony was held honoring the military service of 83 year old Charles Hartsoe, who is a Korean War veteran, and Bert Paynter, a 93 year old World War II veteran. Thanks to Charlie and Bert for your service as well as all other veterans. God Bless America.
2012: A special thanks to the Market in Maryville for their kindness in sponsoring a Seafood Boil on March 22, 2012 to benefit 3 year old Kylie Overton who is battling incurable brain cancer. The Market donated 100% of every dollar from the event to help this courageous young lady with her dying wish “to go to Disney World before she goes to see Jesus.” The entire staff of the Market pitched in and donated their time and talents and even used their own money for Kylie’s Krew tee-shirts to raise awareness and show support. The Hartsoe Law Firm pitched in $350.00 for this very worthy cause. There was great food and music as the community pulled together to help Kylie. Thanks to Mike Adams, the Market family, the musicians and all who came out for this great event. We hope that Kylie has a wonderful trip to Disney World.
2012: The Hartsoe Law Firm donated $100 to the Rocky Branch Family and Community Education Club which is affiliated with the University of Tennessee Extension Service. The Rocky Branch FCE is involved in community activities such as making lap robes for patients in nursing homes, fixing baskets for the homeless containing food and warm socks, furnishing pencils, paper, crayons, etc. for students who cannot afford them and helping with valentines at a local school. For more information or to join the club, please contact Shirley Abbott at 977-6505.
2012: The Hartsoe Law Firm donated $200 to the Maryville High School Soccer team to assist with the purchase of uniforms and playing field improvement. Managing Partner Mark Hartsoe has a long history of involvement in youth soccer in Knoxville and Blount County. Two sons previously played at Maryville High School and his youngest son is a member of the 2012 squad.
2012: The Hartsoe Law Firm donated $250.00 to help Marine Lance Cpl. Cody Evans of Morristown, TN build a wheelchair accessible home following his severe combat related injury in Afghanistan. Mr. Evans lost both of his legs to a roadside bomb while patrolling with members of Knoxville’s Delta Company of the 4th Engineer Battalion. Additional donations should be sent to 1st Century Bank, P.O. Box 3475, Morristown, TN 37815.
2012: The Hartsoe Law Firm installed 6 solar panels on the Hartsoe Law Building located at 908 West Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville, Tennessee. Sustainable Futures of Knoxville designed and installed the solar system which will generate green energy to be returned to the TVA electrical grid. Photos to follow.