We have always found it important to give back to the community, with money and talent, but 2013 looks to be our best year yet.
We have renewed our commitments to WCQS, Pisgah Legal Services, Asheville City Schools Foundation, Asheville Bicycle Racing Club and Asheville Youth Cycling. And, we will be doing service work for Mission Manna, Habitat for Humanity, and for two new entities-Mentoring Matters and Call 4 All.
In October, Jim will be taking his first trip to Haiti with Consider Haiti. Our firm has, in the past, hosted a fundraising event for Consider Haiti. This year, in addition to making a financial commitment, Jim will donate his time and energy to the cause of delivering food and medical assistance to Haitian children.
The 28th Judicial District Bar Family Law Section has been instrumental in Bar sponsorship of a Habitat House. Our firm has made a financial commitment to the house, and members of the firm will help raise the walls later this Spring.
Mentoring Matters is a new initiative in Asheville, aimed at matching volunteer mentors with boys in middle school and high school who are without male role models in their homes. Mentoring Matters will be working in partnership with Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Jim will be meeting the legal needs of this program.
The Call 4 All program is an access to justice program that Jim has agreed to participate in. Once a month, Jim will set aside time to consult with an individual in need of Family Law legal advice, screened by the Call 4 All program. This access to justice program is a collaborative project by the North Carolina Bar Association and Legal Aid of North Carolina.
We are proud to be able to share our time and resources for a stronger, healthier community. None of these efforts would be possible without the concerted efforts of all Siemens Family Law Group members and the support of our clients.