As Syracuse Crunch fans all know by now, Michaels & Smolak, P.C., your Central New York Injury Law Firm, is honoring “Everyday Heroes” at all Syracuse Crunch home hockey games this winter. “Everyday heroes” are local community volunteers who have given their time and talents to a local charitable organization. In front of the whole Crunch crowd, we regal them, and their family and friends, with free game tickets, food, drink, etc.
Now let me tell you about one of our recent “Everyday Hero” winners, Tim Coolbaugh.
For many guys Sundays means the couch, a brew and a game. Not for Tim (though he loves all three of those!). He has more important things to do. You can find him on Sundays rescuing and transporting abandoned dogs to and from Syracuse to Binghamton, Rochester, Albany or Canada. The only compensation Tim receives is the love of the dogs (and an occasional cat). He gives his time, use of his car, and his money. Why? To save dogs, many of which have been abandoned by “puppy mills” that can’t sell them for a profit.
Tim is one of only a few guys in a volunteer field heavily populated by women.
Many other volunteers help rescue these unfortunate animals. But Tim has gone above and beyond, helping save hundreds if not thousands of dogs. Recently Tim made three separate runs, for a total of 500 miles, all in one day!
If you want to help out with rescuing dogs, there are animal shelters and animal protection societies near where you live. Give them a call and find out how to help out.
Our thanks go out to John Dibernardo for nominating Tim.
Come on, help us honor your Everyday Hero, right here, right now! It could be a friend, a relative, or just someone whose volunteer efforts you admire. Click here to nominate someone right now.
Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org I’d love to hear from you!
Michael G. Bersani, Esq.
michaels-smolak.com Central NY Personal Injury Lawyers
Michaels & Smolak, P.C.