White Plains-based Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) reports that it is getting closer to its goal in the campaign launched to help celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017. The campaign, called “Let Justice Grow,” has a goal of raising $1 million to help support the agency’s efforts to prevent homelessness across the Hudson Valley.
LSHV operates in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Sullivan counties, providing free legal services to protect the basic human rights and necessities of those in need.
By the middle of July, the campaign had raised almost $750,000. LSVH cited major contributions from Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr LLP, The Dyson Foundation, Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP, PepsiCo Americas Beverages, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP and several individuals wishing to remain anonymous.
Tom Gabriel, LSHV’s chief development officer said, “Homelessness threatens the stability of families at the poverty level and imposes enormous costs on communities in the form of providing shelter, increased social services, and other acute services.” LSHV staff attorneys and paralegals handled more than 6,000 housing cases impacting more than 13,000 family members in 2016.