September 07, 2005
Bar Association Urges Members to Donate to Help Katrina VictimsThe Philadelphia Bar Association urges its members to consider making a donation to assist the hundreds of thousands of victims of Hurricane Katrina and offers the suggestion of donating to one of the following organizations:
- American Red Cross -- Donate online at https://give.redcross.org/, or call 1-800-HELP-NOW.
- The Salvation Army -- Donate online at http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/, or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
- American Bar Association -- Lawyers can also help via specific law-related projects, several of which are being coordinated by the ABA. For more about ABA disaster relief efforts, including volunteering legal services and donating office space, click here.
- Hurricane Katrina Legal Community Relief Fund -- To assist lawyers who lost their homes and offices in the storm, the Louisiana State Bar Association has established the Hurricane Katrina Legal Community Relief Fund. Donations may be sent to: Hurricane Katrina Legal Community Relief Fund, c/o Baton Rouge Bar Foundation, 544 Main St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Direct questions to Ann G. Scarle at 225-344-4803.
Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Andrew A. Chirls said additional projects and giving opportunities will continue to be announced. Updates will be posted on the Bar's Web site at www.philadelphiabar.org.