Akron, Ohio, is the home of the main Kisling, Nestico & Redick (KNR) office. This is a legal firm that has eight locations in Ohio so that they can serve everyone in the state. They are a personal injury firm. Many of the cases they take on involve car accidents but they also handle other types of personal injury cases like workers’s comp, dog bites, work injuries, dangerous drugs, and premises liability.
In order to best serve their clients the Kisling, Nestico & Redick team are available 24/7. If a person is unable to stop by one of their locations a lawyer from this firm will go to them. This can be any time of the day or night, weekends included. They can go to the hospital after a person has suffered injuries, meet them at their home, or anywhere else the clients wants to meet.
Kisling, Nestico & Redick also has a great track record when it comes to supporting the Ohio community philanthropically. One of their most recent philanthropic acts was donating bags of food to Parma’s Greenbriar Middle School. They donated $1,200 worth of food to this school which has half of its students on free or reduced lunch.
They donated this food just before spring break. Rob Nestico, a founding partner of Kisling, Nestico & Redick, said that they didn’t want kids to have to worry about if they would have food to eat when they were out of school. The bags had items such as peanut butter, bread, mac & cheese, and fruit.
They also recently supported the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. A group of Kisling, Nestico & Redick employees took part in the Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump. They raised $30,000 by hopping into a frigid lake, exceeding their goal of $25,000.
Trachoma is an infectious eye disease that is the world’s leading cause of blondness. In many Saharan, and some sub-Saharan countries, this disease runs rampant among the residents of several communities. Untreated, Trachoma causes scar tissue underneath the eyelid to become painful, and this causes the lashes to rub the cornea, resulting in blindness that happens very painfully. There are many efforts directed toward the elimination of this horrifying disease, and some of these efforts have proven positive. While still very active in African, Trachoma has been eliminated in the countries of Mexico, Oman, Cambodia, Morocco, and Laos.
Other countries are joining the global effort to eliminate this blinding disease. Organizations like Ministries, donors, communities, pharmaceuticals, and Sightsavers are collaborating for an end to Trachoma is all countries. These entities are members of the International Coalition for Trachoma Control, and they work together with a shared vision, and a common strategy endorsed by the World Health Organization. The Chief Executive Officer of Sightsavers, Caroline Harper, gave a recent talk to hundreds of visionaries, entrepreneurs, and creative thinkers with a pair of tweezers that were hung on a chain around her neck. This was a symbol of the many girls who had to wear tweezers around their necks in Africa to remove the painful eyelashes due to this disease.
Organizations realize that what many countries are lacking in order to eliminate Trachoma is resources. Data has been collected on smartphones and submitted in the areas of much needed assistance. With this important data, non profit organizations and philanthropists can see where the most need is, and render aid through the Audacious Project, which is an organization that has chosen Trachoma elimination as one of their ideas. The United Kingdom announced a commitment of $20 million dollar funding to help Trachoma elimination in ten countries.