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05/19/2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Michael Petitti

Phone: 215-238-6342


Volunteer Lawyers From Philadelphia Bar Association to Refurbish Home as Part of Habitat for Humanity Program, May 19

Philadelphia lawyers will trade their briefcases for hammers and paintbrushes on Thursday, May 19, as members of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Real Property Section volunteer to refurbish a South Philadelphia home from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. as part of the Habitat for Humanity program. The home is located at 2240 Latona St. in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia.

All volunteer lawyers will be clad in construction equipment – hardhats, safety glasses, gloves and earplugs – and will be working diligently to improve the home’s sustainability and energy efficiency. Nearly 2 billion people around the world live in slum housing and more than 100 million are homeless. The mission of Habitat for Humanity is to help eliminate poverty by providing simple, decent shelter to those in need. The organization relies on volunteers to assist in the construction or refurbishment of these homes.

Chaired by attorney Cheryl L. Gaston, the Real Property Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association provides Association members with opportunities to meet and share expertise with other lawyers practicing real estate and real property law.

See pictures from the event here.

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