Disaster Relief - Law Firms Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Tuesday, November 1, 2005 - 01:00

Chadbourne & Parke announced that $70,000 from the Chadbourne & Parke Foundation will be distributed to five charitable groups providing aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina. Previously, the firm announced that it had established a charitable contribution program to match individual donations contributed by firm personnel to the Chadbourne & Parke Foundation for Hurricane Katrina Relief, up to a total of $100,000 for all donations firm-wide.

The groups are: $20,000 to the Habitat for Humanity's Make a Difference Today project in which several homes for Gulf Coast families were constructed at Rockefeller Plaza during the week of September 26-30; $20,000 to New York Disaster Interfaith Services to help purchase clothes and school supplies for 3,000 evacuees now living in New York; $10,000 to America's Second Harvest to help support disaster relief and recovery activities and assist its food banks in providing food to the people who need it the most; $10,000 to Katy Christian Ministries in Katy, TX (part of Houston) where churches are being used as shelters for evacuees (the firm has previously collected and sent blankets, clothing and personal hygiene supplies to churches in Katy), and $10,000 to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and the Greater New Orleans Foundation, which are arranging for grants to community organizations in the areas hit by the hurricane.