Starting Pittsburgh Running Back Najee Harris Partners with National Law Firm Chaffin Luhana to support those in need in the Greater Pittsburgh Area.
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – September 28, 2021
Chaffin Luhana LLP, a national plaintiffs-only law firm, and The Chaffin Luhana Foundation, a non-profit organization that encourages the development of human potential and supports community empowerment, is pleased to announce their partnership with Najee Harris, the Pittsburgh Steelers 2021 first-round draft pick, and his ‘Da’ Bigger Picture’ Foundation.
Harris and the law firm through its Foundation will be partnering on a number of important projects. The first will be The Chaffin Luhana Foundation’s campaign to fight hunger this holiday season during its annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway. Donors to the effort will be placed in a drawing to win an autographed Harris jersey and other prizes, including the ‘Najee Harris Experience’ at a Pittsburgh Steelers game in December 2021.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Najee. He is a tremendously talented athlete with a passion for the game and, importantly to us, for helping people – particularly in Pittsburgh. Our shared personal and professional values, and the dedication to our communities, makes for a great partnership,” said Eric Chaffin, Trustee of the Chaffin Luhana Foundation and Managing Partner of the Pittsburgh-based law firm, Chaffin Luhana LLP.
The Steelers selected running back Najee Harris in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, the 24th pick overall. Harris played at the University of Alabama and finished his college career as the Crimson Tide’s all-time leading rusher with 3,843 career yards. He also led the school in all-time touchdowns with 57, including a school-record 46 rushing touchdowns and another 11 receiving. Harris’ 4,624 all-purpose yards rank second in school history.
Harris’ Da’ Bigger Picture Foundation focuses on assisting underserved families in reaching their highest potential, while providing tools and assistance to families facing challenging times. Key areas of focus include education, homelessness, addressing hunger and utilizing sports as a platform to develop life skills.
“There are a lot of things I want to do,” said Harris. “I want to have a heavy focus on giving back to kids who are in need. I want to bring awareness to homelessness because I was once in that position. I want to help get homeless shelters what they need. Partnering with the Chaffin Luhana Foundation was an easy-choice because of our shared values and missions in Pittsburgh.”
This year will mark the 3rd Annual Turkey Giveaway by The Chaffin Luhana Foundation, a not-for-profit organization launched by Eric Chaffin and Roopal Luhana to support and uplift those struggling to overcome significant challenges in life. Last year the Chaffin Luhana Foundation held its 2020 Turkey Giveaway, giving out over 800 turkeys to those in need; in March 2020, the first height of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Chaffin Luhana Foundation launched a similar event, ‘10k Sandwiches’, distributing 10,000 sandwiches, as well helping to distribute masks to more than 12,000 people in the Pittsburgh community.
“We are deeply grateful for the generous and timely support of Najee,” said Founding Partner, Roopal Luhana. “By standing with the Chaffin Luhana Foundation, especially at a time when communities are being so hard hit, acts of support such as our Annual Turkey Giveaway, or 10k Sandwiches, have the opportunity to make a tremendous difference.”
To learn more about the joint efforts of this partnership, please visit: ChaffinLuhana.com/Harris
About Chaffin Luhana
Chaffin Luhana LLP is a plaintiffs-only national trial firm focused on representing injured survivors and their families in catastrophic and complex cases. Started by former federal prosecutor Eric Chaffin and Roopal Luhana, the firm is comprised of former state and federal prosecutors, former large defense firm attorneys, former judicial law clerks, and caring and compassionate staff including an in-house social worker. The firm has been appointed by federal and state courts to important national litigations including the 3T Heater-Cooler Litigation, the Transvaginal Mesh Litigation, the Yaz Birth Control Litigation, and the Denture Cream Zinc Poisoning Litigation, among others. Notably, Ms. Luhana was recently appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee (PSC) in the Zantac (Ranitidine) Products Liability Litigation (S.D.FL.). With over 130 years of combined legal experience, Chaffin Luhana’s attorneys have recovered over $1 billion for their clients nationwide.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or death due to an accident, dangerous medication, defective medical device, or faulty product, contact Chaffin Luhana LLP for a free and confidential case review at 888-480-1123, or visit their website at ChaffinLuhana.com.
About The Chaffin Luhana Foundation:
Law partners Eric Chaffin and Roopal Luhana, along with their families, established The Chaffin Luhana Foundation in 2010 to honor their humble roots and build upon the values of integrity and resilience instilled in them by their hardworking parents.
A not-for-profit organization, the Foundation encourages the development of human potential and supports community empowerment through the endowment of funds to deserving recipients, the creation of community-based enrichment projects, and the support of important scientific research that meaningfully impacts the underprivileged and sick in society.
With the goal of fostering acceptance, understanding, and an inclusive and healthy environment for everyone, the Foundation seeks to highlight individuals who are displaying outstanding characteristics in their lives, and bring all walks of life together in ways that invite positive interaction, while rewarding those resilient people willing to face difficult challenges, get back up, and surge forth once again. For more information, please visit ChaffinLuhanaFoundation.org.
About Da’ Bigger Picture Foundation:
Da’ Bigger Picture Foundation was founded by Najee Harris with the mission to help families experiencing homelessness and to assist low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. Some of the key areas of focus are education, homelessness, addressing hunger and utilizing sports as a platform to develop life skills, as well as to advocate for public policies that alleviate poverty and promote the economic stability of low-income families. For more information, please visit Najee.net/pages/da-bigger-picture-foundation.