March 11, 2013

Wills for Heroes

I spent this past Saturday volunteering with Wills for Heroes, which held a session at the James N. Robey Public Safety Training Center in Marriottsville. Wills for Heroes is a phenomenal program which provides free wills and other estate planning documents for first responders - i.e. fire department and police department personnel. According to the Wills for Heroes website:
Anthony Hayes, a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley and Scarborough, LLP, in Columbia, South Carolina, started the Wills for Heroes program shortly after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Anthony emailed the Columbia Fire Department asking what lawyers could do to help that department. During an impromptu focus group, it became clear that there was a glaring need for estate planning services.
The attorneys who volunteered this past Saturday were able to provide estate planning documents to roughly 70 individuals.