November 30, 2017
Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC(RCCB), a law firm offering a distinctive combination of practical business acumen, legal expertise and entrepreneurial passion, today announced that the firm has donated $10,000 to The R.E.L.I.E.F. Foundation, a nonprofit disaster support operation headquartered in the Philadelphia region. RCCB’s donation will positively influence the lives of those directly affected by the recent hurricanes that have ravaged the Gulf States and Caribbean.
The R.E.L.I.E.F Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to the people and areas that have experienced great hardship due to forces beyond their control. Forming after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, The R.E.L.I.E.F. Foundation uses crowd sourcing to organize volunteers to rebuild communities in devastated areas.
“The firm partnered with The R.E.L.I.E.F. Foundation because we wanted to team with a local organization to send a little bit of Philadelphia’s brotherly love to those affected most in Houston,” said Roger Braunfeld, Partner at RCCB. “Together, we were able to help rebuild parts of the Southeast Houston community that was impacted by Hurricane Harvey.”
Thanks in part to RCCB’s contribution, twenty-five R.E.L.I.E.F. Foundation volunteers were able to join a service trip to Southeast Houston, a community that endured immense hurricane damage. Some of their efforts included:
Home Demolition and Rehabilitation Prep – With a great number of Southeast Houston’s older residents stuck in water-damaged, mold-infested homes, The R.E.L.I.E.F. Foundation ripped-up and removed mildewed floor boards and dry wall, in preparation for home renovation.
- Community Garden – The R.E.L.I.E.F. Foundation helped clear debris, uproot contaminated plants and ready the soil for planting at The Magnificat Houses, a charitable, non-profit Christian Assistance Ministry that serves the homeless, mentally ill and less fortunate. The community garden is vital to sustaining the community of both temporary and long-term residents that live in the organization’s sixteen structures.
- Freeway Manor Baptist Church…