PORT ORANGE – When the Port Orange-based law firm of Rue & Ziffra recently celebrated its 30th year in business, the founders and staff also observed something else: 30 years of giving.

Throughout the years, the firm has sponsored everything from charity balls, motorcycle runs and Bike Week events and given monetary donations to organizations like schools, civic clubs and children’s homes, to name only a few. 

During 2011, the firm contributed more than $171,000 on events that benefit residents in many Volusia and Flagler county communities.

Since Rue & Ziffra’s early beginnings, founders John D. Rue√ and Allan L. Ziffra√ set a high philanthropic standard for attorneys and other employees at their firm, who frequently donate their time and efforts at local charitable events. 

“We’re all a part of this community and Allan and I have always felt that we should help out whenever and however we can,” Rue said.

On a typical weekend, anywhere from one to four community events from DeLand to Palm Coast may have received a helping hand from the personal-injury firm, he said. 

Often the sponsorship is overt with a black and gold Rue & Ziffra banner, while other donations – like contributing money for school backpacks, basketball uniforms or helping a homeless family with rent – are less obvious.

To help charitable organizations request contributions, the firm has plans to launch a new website, according to Jessica Eckelbarger√, marketing manager.

“It will be helpful for charities, as well as for those wanting to donate to specific charities,” she said.  The website, www.rzcares.com, is expected to be up and running by the end of February.

About Rue & Ziffra: 
Founded by John D. Rue and Allan L. Ziffra, the personal-injury law firm of Rue & Ziffra has served the Central Florida community for 30 years.  The firm’s commitment to its profession and its clients has earned it a reputation as one of the top personal-injury law firms in Central Florida.  Known for handling everything from automobile and motorcycle accidents to medical malpractice, wrongful death, and social security and disability cases, Rue & Ziffra has recovered millions of dollars for injured clients and their families. With a staff of nine attorneys, the firm maintains offices in Port Orange, DeLand and Palm Coast.  For more information, visit www.rueziffra.com.