[I]t’s important to go beyond our roles as lawyers and support our community, especially those who are facing such difficult circumstances as the homeless. We thank 7 Bridges to Recovery for giving us this opportunity to contribute to our community.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 08, 2011
The Atlanta accident attorneys and staff of Monge & Associates will join forces this Friday with the 7 Bridges to Recovery non-profit ministry to help the city’s homeless residents.
The Atlanta personal injury law firm will work with the 7 Bridges trained leadership team and volunteers from other organizations to prepare and provide 150 packed meals and donated blankets to the homeless on the streets and under the bridges of downtown Atlanta, said Scott Monge, the law firm’s founder.
“Our legal practice is dedicated to helping people, especially those who have been harmed by the negligent or reckless acts of others,” said Monge, an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer whose law firm focuses on representing accident and injury victims in Atlanta and throughout Georgia and the Southeast.
“But we also believe that it’s important to go beyond our roles as lawyers and support our community, especially those who are facing such difficult circumstances as the homeless,” Monge said. “We thank 7 Bridges to Recovery for giving us this opportunity to contribute to our community.”
The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty estimates that approximately 3.5 million people in the U.S., including 1.35 million children, experience homelessness in a given year. Every morning 13,000 people in the Atlanta Metro area wake up without a home, including an estimated 2,500 children, according to Atlanta Homeless Shelters Helping Children.
There can be many causes for homelessness, Monge said. The reasons could include physical disability, mental illness, domestic violence, drug or alcohol addiction, loss of income or natural or man-made disasters such as a flood or fire that destroys a family’s home.
“So many people live paycheck to paycheck, near or at the poverty line, and all it takes is one unfortunate turn of events – a car accident, perhaps, an illness or getting laid off from work, and it leads to them losing their home,” Monge said. “At Monge & Associates, as citizens of our community, we feel we have a duty to help these individuals any way we can.”
7 Bridges to Recovery is a non-profit ministry that is aimed at rescuing “the last, the lost and the least from the streets of Atlanta and beyond.” The ministry is completely operated and supported by volunteers.
In addition to delivering donations of prepared lunches, clothing, blankets, hygiene kits and other items to the homeless, 7 Bridges houses and provides food to women and children seven days a week in a center called “The Garden.” The shelter currently houses 65 women and 35 children. To learn more about the ministry, call (678) 430-3698.
About The Accident Attorneys of Monge & Associates
The Accident Attorneys of Monge & Associates is an Atlanta personal injury law firm that represents clients throughout Georgia and the Southeast, including the cities of Atlanta, Decatur, Lithonia, College Park, East Point, Stone Mountain, Norcross, Conyers, Riverdale, Duluth, Fayetteville and Loganville. The firm’s experienced and dedicated accident and injury lawyers handle personal injury and wrongful death cases in areas that include car accidents, truck accidents, slip and fall, workers’ compensation, DUI accidents, Social Security disability, medical malpractice, motorcycle Accidents and pedestrian accidents. To learn more about the firm, call (404) 917-8100 or use the firm’s online contact form.