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Wills for Heroes: Remembering 9-11

On Sept. 12, 2022, over 40 attorney and notary volunteers gathered in Charlotte to remember and honor the first responders and civilians lost on Sept. 11, 2001. The NCBF partnered with Bank of America and Foundation Program Partners Moore & Van Allen and Bradley Arant to serve Charlotte-Mecklenburg first responders through a Wills for Heroes clinic.

Prior to delivering the pro bono service, Bank of America’s Deputy General Counsel, Ken Miller, delivered moving remarks and invited Harry Flood Byrd Jr., SFC (retired) to recount his experience as a Pentagon first responder and survivor.

Volunteers served 23 first responders and their families and prepared 90 documents through the clinic. The NCBF would like to thank all volunteers for their service and extend a special thank you to Vince Doa of Bank of America, Chris Fowler of Moore & Van Allen, and Tiffany Graves of Bradley Arant for their leadership in coordinating this opportunity.

“Although the hope is that the documents will not be relevant for a long time to come, it was reassuring to know that the Wills for Heroes program supplied the client and his wife with the peace of mind of knowing that their legal needs had been addressed, and at no cost to them. It gave me an appreciation for the services our first responders provide and how, like all of us, they are ordinary people, but who, on any given day, may be called upon to do an extraordinary task.” –Bob Roth, Bank of America, Charlotte

Wills for Heroes would not be possible without the generous support of Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company.