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Attorney at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers
Cooper Hurley Supports Norfolk’s W D Tyree Ministries in Facebook ‘Likes’ Campaign
The next non-profit to be supported in Cooper Hurley’s quarterly ‘Facebook likes’ campaign is W. D. Tyree Ministries, a youth-focused ministry that works with teens in southern Norfolk.
The ministry was set up by William D Tyree, III, the Pastor of First Baptist Church in Berkley, Norfolk. Tyree works with young people in a deprived area.
“This ministry focuses on teens and upper adolescents to challenge them over five areas of growth in their lives; to develop and nurture confidence, competence, compassion, community, and character,” he said.
Tyree said these five factors make teens into positive adults to “ensure a brighter future for tomorrow.”
Tyree highlights projects such as a collaborative idea Tyree Ministries sponsored for students at St Helena Elementary School in Norfolk as part of Black History Month.
The children decided to pick characters from black history who they admired to“give them some goals and aspirations of what they wanted to see for their life,” he said.
“The children did an excellent job of typecasting themselves,” he said.
Tyree said in a deprived area teens don’t always realize the positive contribution they can make.
Tyree Ministries also works with projects overseas. The pastor said contributions go to rescuing girls from prostitution and orphans.
“There’s a sewing school which allows them to be able to learn a trade to become self-sufficient and to become positive, productive students,” he said.
“We have done integration with boys who were found on the street and put them in orphanages,” he said.
Tyree said the ministry has helped about 200-400 students overseas. Tyree has visited numerous third world countries and taken students in countries like Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania in East Africa, India, China, and Jamaica.
“I have been looking to take teams of young people to India to see just how they can make a difference in this world,” he said.
Please like our Facebook page so as we can support WD Tyree Ministries. Find out more about W. D. Tyree Ministries on its website.
Last week, Cooper Hurley attorney John Cooper presented a check for $500 to the charity we supported in our spring Facebook ‘likes’ campaign – Heal The Warriors. The non-profit is based in Norfolk.
The check was presented to Sarah Stoltman-Miller who works with veterans of wars and first responders who suffered brain injuries in a hyperbaric chamber in Norfolk. Sarah set up the non-profit, Heal the Warriors, to provide free treatment to as many of them as possible.
At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we are happy to help great causes in the community. We work closely with the victims of brain injuries from car, truck and motorcycle accidents of slips and falls. Call us at (757) 455-0077.
John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.
Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.
Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.
Cooper Hurley awards three $2,000 college scholarships annually to high school seniors in the Tidewater and Eastern Shore areas of Virginia. Eligible students can submit an essay of 500 to 1,000 words on the subject of Distracted Driving. We established this program to aid worthy scholars and to raise awareness of the tragic consequences of distracted driving, which we encounter too often in our practice.