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Family Law Section donates $10K to four legal aid organizations affected by Hurricane Ian

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The Family Law Section of The Florida Bar Donates $10K to Four Legal Aid Organizations Affected by Hurricane Ian

The Family Law Section Executive Council recently approved $10,000 in donations to be equally split between four legal aid offices impacted by Hurricane Ian to assist in their rebuilding efforts. From the left are Family Law Section members Chris Rumbold, treasurer; Sarah Kay, chair-elect; Phil Wartenberg, chair;  Heather Apicella, immediate past chair; and Aimee Gross, secretary.

The Family Law Section  donated $2,500 each to four legal aid organization in areas most impacted by Hurricane Ian.

The offices receiving the donations include:

The sections executive committee identified the organizations in need and tasked Christopher Rumbold with personally reaching out to each to see how the section could assist in their rebuilding efforts.

“One of the organizations is working out of FEMA’s temporary offices, as they don’t have an office to return to after the storm,” said Rumbold. “Another office advised that their written materials were destroyed and required replacement. Legal Aid offices around the state provide critical resources for so many Florida families in need, and we simply wanted contribute in some small way to help ensure that they were able to continue their important work.”

The 2022-2023 Executive Committee members include Philip S. Wartenberg, chair; Sarah E. Kay, chair-elect; Christopher W. Rumbold, treasurer; Aimee Gross, secretary; and Heather L. Apicella, immediate past chair.

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