The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
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 orien... Read more
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.
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.