A worthy cause

Bischoff, Glenn
October 2008
Urgent Communications;Oct2008, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p4
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the importance of preparing a will, particularly for first responders. It mentions the Wills for Heroes Foundation, where volunteer lawyers work with first responders on a pro bono basis to make wills and related estate-planning documents. Among the reasons people do not prepare a will are because it is time-consuming and it requires one to contemplate his mortality. The foundation is looking for donors of laptop computers.


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