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Mission Statement

Lawyers to the Rescue is a non-denominational
humanitarian organization created by lawyers committed to bringing legal
assistance and humanitarian support to people around the world in times of
crisis--regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation or political
affiliation.
We work independently of any political,
religious, or financial agenda. While our organization was founded by lawyers,
it is open to all who share our vision, which includes promoting a positive view
toward lawyers.

Description

The need for humanitarian assistance can be
caused by natural as well as manmade forces. Earthquakes, hurricanes, cyclones,
flooding and extreme weather conditions are among the many phenomena causing
widespread famine, hunger and disease in many parts of the world.

Unlike Doctors Without Borders where doctors
are able to respond and save lives, lawyers for a long time felt that their
hands were tied and the only thing they could do is donate money. Now, with
Lawyers to the Rescue, lawyers can do more than just donate! They can take
action and connect with lawyers present at the affected countries, offering
their assistance. Whether its pro bono legal help, helping the individuals
living in the United States whose families were affected by the natural
disaster, becoming the voice for victims, and fighting for their humanitarian
rights, Lawyers to the Rescue has the tools for the job.
Most of the time, we can’t bring "normal" back
to victims of an earthquake, tornado, flood, or house fire, nor can we erase the
terrifying moments or days they lived during these disasters. But we can give
them hope by simply addressing their basic needs--food, water, shelter, and
clothing--all of which contribute to their emotional wellbeing.
Whether a disaster hits down the street or
across the globe, our goal is to respond immediately to the needs of the
victims.
We know we may not be able to save lives, but
our focus will be to help improve the lives of those who were lucky enough to
survive such tragedies.

Website

http://www.lawyerstotherescue.org

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