On Saturday, November 19th, The Harrisburg Trial Advocacy Honor Society
hosted a Wills for Heroes event at which over 80 wills were created for first responders. The event began at 8 a.m. and continued until 5 p.m.
The Wills for Heroes program provides essential legal documents to first responders free of charge, including wills, living wills, and power of attorney documents. The organization was started shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
The event, which was set up in the pit and in several classrooms, had twelve attorney stations where the documents were prepared throughout the day. Over 50 Harrisburg volunteers attended the event, including four faculty members.
Two companies generously donated to the event including Christopher's Pizza and the Philly Soft Pretzel Company.
Trial Advocacy Community Outreach Coordinator Matthew Dorry said, “The event was a great success, given the size. I was personally impressed by the significant number of individuals who were willing to take a few hours out of their day to help in drafting documents. I look forward to organizing our next event.”
The Trial Advocacy Honor Society plans on hosting another Wills for Heroes event in March.