Adams and Reese Partners, across several of the law firm’s regional offices, continued the ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) ice bucket challenge to support the organization and help raise funds for a cure for the disease.
As of Wednesday, August 27, The ALS Association has received $94.3 million in donations compared to $2.7 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 27). These donations have come from existing donors and 2.1 million new donors.
Last week, Adams and Reese Managing Partner Chuck Adams underwent the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in New Orleans, and the firm donated $1,000 to Team (Steve) Gleason and ALS. Nashville Partner Brad Lampley also accepted the firm’s challenge last Friday.
Since the challenge, Jackson Partner in Charge Phil Buffington accepted the Firm’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and Jeff Brooks, Chairman of the Executive Committee, and his family accepted the challenge, as did Columbia office Partners Jack Pringle, Rob Bethea and Matt Hill. The Jacksonville office took the challenge, as did Baton Rouge Partners Bill Shea and Tom Clark.
The ALS Association is one of the more than 200 organizations that the Adams and Reese employee volunteer program, also known as HUGS (Hope, Understanding, Giving and Support), donates thousands of hours and untold dollars to offer communities “hands on” activities and assistance to those less fortunate. Whether in the form of special events or participation in agency-sponsored fundraisers, Adams and Reese employees and attorneys are known throughout the region and the nation for their community action.