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We are proud to support these organizations in their projects to serve our community in Wilmington and its surrounding area.

Wilmington Marathon

Horton & Mendez Injury Attorneys supports the Wilmington Marathon and its mission to promote health and fitness in the region.

The annual Wilmington Marathon averages over 3,500 participants each year, generates millions of dollars to the surrounding communities, and donates to high school athletics and volunteer organizations around the City of Wilmington.

The event includes a 26.2-mile Full Marathon, a 13.1-mile Half Marathon, a Marathon Relay, Fleet Feet Downtown 5K, and 1-mile Glow race that’s free for kids.

Visit Wilmington Marathon Website

Nourish NC

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NourishNC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to enhancing children’s health and preventing the devastating effects of childhood hunger by providing nutritious food to the community’s most vulnerable kids.

NourishNC provides many programs, including:

  • The Backpack Program, giving K-5 children healthy meals, snacks and drinks every weekend.
  • Farmers MarKID, sharing “Nourish Bucks” so families can shop for fresh produce at a pop-up farmer’s market.
  • Toddler Tummies for ages 1-4, delivering high-quality food directly to homes.
  • Food Farmacy, a partnership with local pediatric offices to assess children for food insecurity and provide families with a box of non-perishable food.

Horton & Mendez Injury Attorneys is proud to support NourishNC in its mission to distribute hundreds of thousands of pounds of food each year to fuel the future of North Carolina kids.

Visit Nourish NC Website

Historic Wilmington Society

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The Historic Wilmington Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to rescuing, preserving and restoring built history for an inclusive, resilient, affordable and accessible future.

The organization has awarded hand-painted plaques to over 700 properties — including some that date back to the 1700s — throughout three North Carolina counties.

By supporting the Historic Wilmington Foundation, Horton & Mendez Injury Attorneys promotes the organization’s values to educate the Wilmington community about historic preservation, and respect the irreplaceable architecture and resources that the City has grown from its roots.

Visit Historic Wilmington Website

One Love Tennis


The One Love Tennis Program of Wilmington offers free tennis classes to introduce the sport to young boys and girls of all socioeconomic backgrounds, colors and creeds.

Former Wimbledon player Lenny Simpson began the program in 2013 and has since had over 10,000 youth participants throughout the Greater Wilmington area. In addition to teaching self-discipline and sportsmanship through the game, One Love Tennis inspires academic achievement through a summer education program, and has goals of building the region’s best youth tennis program with an elite, tournament-ready development team.

The programs are sustained through the Lenny Simpson Tennis and Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Horton & Mendez Injury Attorneys supports One Love Tennis’ ambition to make the community a safer and more enriching place for children by believing in our future leaders.

Visit One Love Tennis Website

Good Shepherd


The mission of Good Shepherd Center is to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and foster transition to housing.
Established in 1983 as a modest Soup Kitchen, Good Shepherd has grown to become the largest provider of homeless services in the region. Current programs include the Soup Kitchen which serves over 89,000 meals a year; Second Helpings food salvage and distribution program; Sgt. Eugene Ashley Center providing transitional and permanent supportive housing for Veterans and men with disabilities; a Day Shelter providing the homeless with access to showers, clothing, transportation, and on-site mental health and health services; and a Night Shelter with 118 beds for homeless men, women, and families with children. Good Shepherd recently opened SECU Lakeside Reserve, an affordable housing unit with 40 apartments for chronically homeless adults with disabilities, including seniors and Veterans.

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