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On Friday, July 27, 2018, Adams and Reese will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its HUGS (Hope, Understanding, Giving and Support) Program across all its offices.

Founded in 1988 by Mark Surprenant, a partner in the New Orleans office of Adams and Reese, HUGS is an employee volunteer program that has provided charitable and philanthropic programs with financial resources, donations and countless hours of hands-on volunteer support. HUGS has benefited thousands of people in need through its connections with more than 200 organizations across the southeastern United States.

HUGS’ 30th anniversary will be celebrated with a special luncheon in each of the firm’s offices. Media are invited to join events in each Adams and Reese office and meet with some of the individuals who have made HUGS a success throughout the firm’s footprint. Programs that have benefited from volunteerism and donations through HUGS will also be represented at these celebrations.

“I am tremendously proud of the many ways Adams and Reese employees have come together over the past 30 years to give back to our communities through HUGS,” said Surprenant, who also serves as Liaison Partner of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. “This week, we are celebrating not only our core value of community service but also the people in our communities whose daily efforts improve the lives of countless individuals. It’s an honor to be a part of an organization whose people truly exemplify the values of HUGS: caring, generosity, selflessness and hope.”