More than three dozen Florida lawyers, in cooperation with the Leesfield Family Foundation, have donated funds to relieve the suffering and dislocation of millions of Ukrainian families. By providing food, supplies and support through the Foundation, these Florida Bar members have lifted the spirits and brought nutrition and hope to Ukrainian refugees and those who remain in the country.
In a combined effort with world renowned chef, José Andrés, World Central Kitchen, as well as, UNICEF, the people of Ukraine have received over 25 million meals, from 4,300 team members in more than 230 cities. As the crisis escalates, UNICEF focuses on meeting the most critical urgent needs for safety, health care, safe water, nutrition and long term well-being of Ukrainian children.
The Leesfield Family Foundation was on the ground early supported by the enthusiastic efforts of Florida lawyers as well as lawyers from around the country. Now, the sixth wire transfer confirmation is on its way from the Foundation, with comments, such as:
“We all should support the brave Ukrainians in their defense of Russian aggression.” Broward County Lawyer
“Congratulations on all your good work. Proud to be your friend!” Miami-Dade County Lawyer
“In defense of democracy and for those that sacrifice for its preservation in so many ways.” Miami-Dade County Lawyer
“Thank you for providing a platform for support from the Florida legal community.” Palm Beach County Lawyer
“This is a tragedy that in a civilized world should not exist. Thank you for caring.” California lawyer.
Our thanks go out to so many who have already joined in this effort. For more information, please contact Ira Leesfield or Carmen Marrero at 305-854-4900
Ira H. Leesfield, President
Leesfield Family Foundation