YLD gives to tsunami relief

first_img February 15, 2005 Regular News YLD gives to tsunami relief OOSPD organizes hurricane book drive The Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors has donated $1,500 to the American Red Cross International Fund in order to assist with tsunami relief efforts.The donation to the American Red Cross continues the YLD’s outreach to victims of natural disasters. The YLD previously assisted with hurricane relief efforts in Florida in response to the hurricanes of 2004 with monetary donations and free legal services.The YLD also recently voted to award a $1,000 grant to The Florida Bar Out-of-State Practitioners Division’s hurricane relief efforts.In an effort to assist the Charlotte County School District, the Out-of-State Practitioners Division organized a book drive in conjunction with various local bar associations and legal organizations throughout the United States. Approximately 15 bar associations, legal organizations, and firms in Maine, South Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, and Ohio collected books for the students of Charlotte County.The OOSPD has collected more than 8,000 books that will be donated to the Charlotte County schools to help rebuild its libraries. The $1,000 grant, in conjunction with donations from law firms, will offset the cost of shipping the books to Charlotte County. YLD gives to tsunami relieflast_img

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