U of I Law Students to help with CR flood recovery March 14-19; Contributions sought

During the  University of Iowa College of Law’s spring break March 14-19, U of I law students will be once again  helping with Cedar Rapids flood recovery efforts.   See an email from Rob  Sand below.   Following a review of a request by the Iowa Law School students and a request from Associate Dean Linda McGuire at the Iowa Law School, the LCBA Board of Governors recently authorized a $200 contribution to assist the students with meals, tools and transportation costs associated with their spring break flood cleanup/repair work in Cedar Rapids. If anyone wants to personally volunteer time or money to help with their efforts you may contact Dean McGuire for details at linda-mcguire@uiowa.edu  or Rob Sand at rhsand@gmail.com.   You can also donate securely online via the link posted below.


—–Original Message—–
From: rhsand@gmail.com [mailto:rhsand@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Rob Sand
Subject: Iowa Law C.R. Flood Relief
Dear Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Legal Community,
After successful spring break service trips to New Orleans in 2006, 2007, and 2008, this year students from the University of Iowa College of Law want to stay in Iowa to help with Cedar Rapids flood recovery efforts.

Our spring break is March 14-19, and we will have from ten to twenty students working each day in Cedar Rapids, putting drywall and insulation into houses being rehabilitated. These efforts will continue the work that law students accomplished in the Fall of 2008.

Last fall, students donated over 900 hours on 4 Saturdays in Cedar Rapids. We volunteered with three different Cedar Rapids agencies to do disaster-related clean-up and to distribute legal information in the neighborhoods most affected by the summer flooding.

Now, we need your help to ensure that the students are fed, tools are provided, and transportation needs are met. I’m writing to ask you to contribute to our spring break flood recovery efforts in Cedar Rapids.

You may donate securely online at the Iowa Law Foundation’s website:   https://www.uifoundation.org/GiveToIowa/WebObjects/GiveToIowa.woa/wa/goTo?area=law    Choose the “Cedar Rapids Service Trip” option. Contributions are tax-deductible. If the cost of the trip is covered, leftover funds may be used for the Gulf Coast Service Trip. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thanks for your time and consideration,

Rob Sand
ISBA Co-President
Organizer, Iowa Law Cedar Rapids Service Trip

PS. As our efforts begin in just two weeks, contributions made this week will be especially helpful in helping us meet our budget and do as much work as possible in Cedar Rapids. If you can contribute, please take five minutes to make your contribution now. Thanks again.