The superstorm that hit the Eastern Seaboard less than two months ago means many families are still struggling with putting their homes, businesses, and lives back together during the holiday season. Many of you have asked how you can help. Many have also expressed concern and sorrow over the tragedy in Connecticut. We know many of you give to charities at the end of the year and would urge you to donate those funds to the hurricane relief efforts and the Sandy Hook School Support fund. We have received information about how you can help.
Thanks to the New Jersey Association for Justice and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, there are two new funds that you can donate to, to assist individuals and families who need shelter and food.
In New York, the Court Families Assistance Fund will help families of those working in the court system (clerks, officers, reporters, judges, etc.) who have been seriously damaged by the storm and need shelter and food for their families.
Please make checks payable to “Court Families Assistance Fund / FCNY” and send them to NYSTLA President Michael Jaffe, at his office:
Pazer, Epstein & Jaffe, PC
20 Vesey Street, #700
New York, NY 10007
Attn: Michael Jaffe
NJAJ is urging that contributions be sent to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Any contributions would be greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund and mail them to:
New Jersey Association for Justice
150 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
Attn: Cornelius J. Larkin, Executive Director
Please also remember the families of Sandy Hook School. A Sandy Hook School Support fund has been established by the United Way of Western Connecticut with Newtown Savings Bank to provide help to the families.
Donations by check may be mailed to:
Sandy Hook School Support Fund
c/o Newtown Savings Bank
39 Main St.
Newtown, CT 06470
You can read more about the fund at http://newtownmemorialfund.org/.
Now’s the time to remember those who are hurting and in need. Let’s join together and do our part to help.
Mary Alice McLarty, President, American Association for Justice
Linda Lipsen, CEO, American Association for Justice