Hurricane Relief

Please see below for information on how you can help victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. We will continue to update this page.

September 13, 2017 – How to Help in the Virgin Islands

Texas firm Ferrer, Poirot, & Wansbrough is working with St. Thomas businesses to send helicopters and planes with supplies to help people in the Virgin Islands following the destruction left by Hurricane Irma. So far, two planes with supplies have made it in and out, and a plane full of generators is also expected this week. More information can be found on the fundraising page.

We have also been in contact with the Florida Justice Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and are also checking with Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. We will update you when we learn more about what is needed. You can also check for updates on AAJ’s Trial Lawyers Care Facebook page.


September 5, 2017 – TLC School Supply Drive for Houston Schools:


The severe and deadly flooding from Hurricane Harvey devastated many Houston public schools just before the start of the 2017 school year. The Houston Independent School District (HISD) serves over 200,000 students and over 75% of those children are economically disadvantaged. Houston is working hard towards recovery, but the need for assistance is great. Trial lawyers are looking to support the great efforts of the Houston schools as we did last year with students affected by the Louisiana flooding.

While HISD works to make sure students have a safe learning environment, we are working hard to gather supplies to support that environment. Many students, teachers, and schools have been left with no school supplies and no ability to shop for new supplies—and that is where we are looking to step in and help. Here is how you can help:

Trial Lawyers Care has created a school supply “wish list” on 

TLC/AAJ School Supply Wish List

Please select “Becky Lanier’s Gift Registry Address” for shipping when making your purchase.

This wish list will be open until 9/24/17. Please make purchases and share this list in your own networks soon!

This Amazon wish list has been pre-populated with supplies to serve 100 children in each of the grades, Kindergarten through Middle School. When you make a purchase through this link, the supplies will go directly to the home of Mark and Becky Lanier where we will  be unpacking, sorting, and distributing shipments. Trial Lawyers Care Committee member, Karen Schroeder, is organizing a team of volunteers to do this work. If you would like to assist with the efforts to sort and distribute on the ground in Houston or if you have any questions, please email Jessie Hoerman – or Karen Schroeder –

Thank you for your help with this effort!


August 31, 2017 – Request from Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA):

TTLA members and their families have been forced out of their homes and their law offices, and many of you have reached out to us asking, “How can I help?”

TTLA is setting up a database to connect members who need shelter or office space with members who have space available.

If you are in need of assistance, please complete this form.
If you would like to offer assistance, please complete this form.


August 28, 2017 – Message from AAJ President and Donation Links:

AAJ President Kathleen L. Nastri sent the following message to AAJ members:

“Our thoughts are with those in Houston and throughout Texas and Louisiana as the devastation from Hurricane Harvey continues. As we have in the past, we stand ready to assist the victims of this disaster. We are in contact with the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Trial Lawyers Care Committee, and AAJ members in Texas and around the country to provide resources to the victims. Many of you have asked, and we have put together the following list of organizations to which you can contribute to help with immediate relief efforts:

Houston Food Bank

Corpus Christi Food Bank

Greater Houston Community Foundation

Donations both big and small are needed to assist in recovery efforts. Thank you for your support.”

Posted on August 28, 2017 at 10:12 pm in Disaster Relief, General by Marie D'Avignon - RSS 2.0

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