Wills For Heroes

Wills For Heroes is nicely summed up in an article on Daily Comet. The generous people at Wills For Heroes donate time assisting firefighters and other first responders draft wills.

How nice is that?

From Wills For Heroes pages;

“The Wills for Heroes is the brainchild of Anthony Hayes, a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough, LLP, in Columbia, South Carolina. Wills for Heroes began shortly after September 11, 2001, with Anthony’s email to the City of Columbia Fire Department asking what lawyers could do to help that department. An Assistant Chief pulled together a random sample of fifteen fire fighters for a discussion of their needs. During a one-hour meeting, ideas on various topics were exchanged; however, it was clear that the best way to provide services to the majority of the department would be to offer free estate planning services.”

“….Since June 2005, the Arizona Wills for Heroes program has prepared over 2,100 Wills in 10 of Arizona’s 15 Counties. Over 160 attorneys have contributed well over at over 50 Wills for Heroes events. Arizona’s program was recently honored with the Outstanding “Service to the Public” award by the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division for bar associations with 3,000 to 8,000 members.”

4 Comments

  • Stephanie says:

    The Young Lawyers Division of the Utah State Bar and the Wills for Heroes Foundation is pleased to announce that Wills for Heroes program is now available in Utah. Our first event was on 3/14/08 in St. George, Utah. For more information and upcoming event dates, please visit the Utah State Bar website at http://www.utahbar.org. Stephanie W. PugsleyUtah Young Lawyers Division, President 2007-08

  • Anonymous says:

    I had my will done and then made a donation to the Wills for Heroes Foundation. Its tax deductible. My family is now safe because of the Wills for Heroes. God Bless them.

  • Mike says:

    My pleasure Justin, what you are doing is fantastic.Mike

  • Justin says:

    This project is the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2007-2008 Public Service project. Our goal is to help bar associations across the country implement this program in all 50 states. If you would like this program brought to you, please contact our public service coordinator, Dan McKenna at mckennad@ballardspahr.comWe are very excited about this program and need your help in spreading the word. Thank you for mentioning it and helping us provide this important public service.Justin GoldsteinChair, American Bar Association Young Lawyers Divisionjustin.goldstein@nationalcity.com