Gerstman, president of the New York State Bar Association, today issued the
following statement encouraging support of The New York Bar Foundation’s
disaster relief fund:
"Over the past several weeks, we have
watched as hurricanes brought destruction to Houston, Florida, the U.S. Virgin
Islands, and—most recently and intensively—Puerto Rico. Rebuilding needs will
be great, as will the demands for legal services.
The NYSBA’s charitable and philanthropic
arm, The New York Bar Foundation, is seeking donations to assist with legal
assistance-related recovery efforts in these communities. Civil legal services
providers are critical second responders in the aftermath of a natural disaster
and 100 percent of the funds raised will support their efforts in the affected
I encourage you to join me in supporting
the work of the Foundation with a generous contribution."
and the general public are invited to contribute to the fund. Checks should be
made payable to The New York Bar Foundation with the designation “Disaster
Relief Fund” and mailed to The New York Bar Foundation, One Elk Street, Albany,
NY 12207. Donations can also be made online at www.tnybf.org/donation.
Select restricted fund, then Disaster Relief Fund.
The 72,000-member New York State Bar
Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. It
was founded in 1876.