As the aftermath of Hurricane Irma continues to reap havoc on Florida and parts of the south, DRI has implemented its disaster assistance plan for our members who may be in need. Communication continues to be difficult due to widespread power outages. Our thoughts and prayers are with the all of the lawyers who live and practice in the impacted areas.
If this storm has caused disruption of your practice or forced you to vacate your office, DRI will do whatever we can to aid in your return to normalcy. The DRI SOLACE program, which is part of the DRI for Life Committee, is designed to meet the needs of DRI members in these instances. When prior disasters have occurred, DRI has assisted in locating temporary office space, computers, electronics, supplies and furniture. If you are located in one of the affected areas and need assistance, please contact our Customer Service Department at 312.698.6200, or e-mail us at email@example.com.
If you are not directly affected by Hurricane Irma, but know of other DRI members in need of assistance, there are several ways in which you can help.
- Call DRI Customer Service at 312.698.6200 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and identify the members seeking assistance and the specifics of their needs.
- Click here to make your donation to “Hurricane Irma Relief - Tribute.” All proceeds will go directly to DRI members. Unused funds will be donated to approved disaster relief organizations.
- Log on the DRI website at www.dri.org, and post a message to any online community of which you are a member and identify DRI members who need assistance.
When tragedy has fallen on our members and their communities, the entire DRI family has rallied around its stricken members who need assistance. This is certainly one of those moments. Thank you for your generosity and support.
John R. Kouris