The law firm of Robinson+Cole, based in Hartford, Connecticut, is partnering with the American Red Cross for the Ready 365 Giving Program. As part of the partnership, Robinson+Cole has contributed $17,500 to the campaign.
“We would like to thank Robinson+Cole for this generous gift and for helping us to launch our Ready 365 program in this region,” said American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region CEO Mario Bruno. “Our partnership with Robinson+Cole has been important in helping us educate communities on fire safety.”
”Throughout its 170 year history, Robinson+Cole has had deep ties to its community, and today, that commitment to making a difference in the lives of our neighbors is stronger than ever,” said Stephen E. Goldman, the firm’s Managing Partner. “The spirit of giving, of volunteerism, and of caring, which is so much a part of the history and essence of the American Red Cross, is also imbued in the culture of our law firm. Lawyers and administrative staff in all of our nine offices share a common interest and desire to help others. Our partner Jackie Scheib’s participation on the Board of Directors and this new firmwide commitment and collaboration with the American Red Cross is one example from a long list that illustrates our desire to act as positive change agents where and when we can. We feel fortunate to be able to support the vital mission of the Red Cross, and are grateful for the opportunity to help our neighbors become better prepared in the event that disaster strikes them.”
Robinson+Cole’ s contribution will support American Red Cross emergency preparedness and response services in our communities, in particular, with the goal of reducing injuries and deaths from home fires.
“When disaster strikes, the Red Cross is there to provide immediate assistance with housing, food and other emergency needs,” Bruno said. “Through this campaign, we work proactively to help families be better prepared for the residential fires that make up the majority of our local disaster responses.”
Last year, the Red Cross responded to more than 1,000 local disasters in Connecticut and Rhode Island – most of them residential fires. The Home Fire Preparedness Campaign will bring Red Cross volunteers into communities to educate residents about fire safety and fire escape planning, as well as to install smoke alarms free of charge for those in need.
“The presence of working smoke alarms in a home can cut in half the risk of dying in a fire,” Bruno said. “Early warning, combined with a personal escape plan, can provide the precious minutes a family needs to safely escape a fire.”
Through the collaboration, Robinson+Cole employees will have the opportunity to volunteer with the Red Cross. Robinson+Cole will also share safety information and tips from the Red Cross during the campaign.
About Ready 365:
Ready 365 Giving Program members are businesses that value the local impact and global reach of the Red Cross; they want to deepen their commitment to our mission; and they are ready to help save lives every day of the year.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/ct or visit us on Twitter at @CTRedCross.
Robinson+Cole is a service mark of Robinson & Cole LLP, an Am Law 200 firm with 200 lawyers in nine offices serving regional, national, and international clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Since 1845, Robinson & Cole LLP has expanded to meet the changing needs of clients. The firm represents corporate, governmental, and nonprofit entities, as well as individual clients, in a wide range of matters, including corporate; business and insurance litigation; tax and tax-exempt; finance; public finance; land use, environmental and utilities, and real estate; health law; labor, employment, and benefits; intellectual property and technology; data privacy and security; and government relations. For more information, please visit www.rc.com.