News and Events
May 14, 2012
Firm attorneys, staff members prepare 'Wills for Heroes'
Several McQuaide Blasko attorneys and staff members recently volunteered their services at a Wills for Heroes Foundation event, preparing wills and other estate documents to emergency personnel and their spouses.
McQuaide Blasko volunteers included attorneys Aaron Brooks, Philip Miles, and Allen Neely, and legal professionals Kimberly Plank and Drena Russler.
The event was organized through the Wills for Heroes Foundation, which recognizes that police, firefighters, paramedics, and other first responders risk their lives every day to protect their communities. Through the program, lawyers and other professionals provide free wills so that first responders can do their jobs knowing that their legal affairs are in order. South Carolina attorney Anthony Hayes founded Wills for Heroes in November 2001 after learning that most of the 403 first responders who died at New York's World Trade Center on 9/11 did not have wills.
In Pennsylvania, Wills for Heroes programs are conducted in partnership with the Pennsylvania Bar Association and its Young Lawyers Division.