Valley Village, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2012
Good Samaritans who died or were injured while trying to help a car crash victim will be billed at least $10,000 for emergency medical services, according to the Los Angeles Times.
While efforts are underway to collect money for the victims families in the San Fernando Valley, Orange County-based Morgan Drexen raised $1500.00 in one day through a company-wide fundraiser.
“We’ve been getting calls from across the country from people wanting to help,” said Morgan Drexen CEO Walter Ledda.
“The outrage over the medical services charge is palpable,” said company Spokesperson Karen Carlson, who has been talking to the victims families and coordinating efforts to help with financial relief for the victims.
“I’ve received calls from as far away as Massachusetts, with people wanting to donate to help with medical bills, emergency costs and other long-term needs these victims will obviously require,” Carlson said.
The company held what they call a “Denim Day,” when employees donate money for the opportunity to ditch the corporate dress code and instead, opt for wearing jeans to work. While these fundraisers in the past garnered an average of $5 a person, some of the individual donations have been as high as $100.
“We had some people, on their own, collecting money for the victims and bringing in a stack of twenties to work,” Ledda said.
Morgan Drexen is a support services company, providing back office, paralegal and paraprofessional support for small to mid-sized law firms across the country.