Reger Rizzo & Darnall Partners with PECO and The Homeless Advocacy Project at 2014 Birth Certificate Clinic
Attorneys and staff from Reger Rizzo & Darnall (RRD) joined with members from PECO/Exelon and The Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) to host a birth certificate clinic on Monday, November 3, 2014 at PECO’s Corporate Headquarters in Philadelphia, PA. Through the clinic, more than 60 volunteers from RRD, PECO, HAP and several other local companies including Wawa, Lincoln Financial, Subaru, Aetna, Aqua America, Verizon and many more, assisted over 250 adults and children apply for their birth certificates free of charge.
Margaret A. Morris, Chair of Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Utility Group and President of HAP’s Board of Directors, said, “I’m honored that Reger Rizzo & Darnall was able to partner with PECO and HAP to provide such a valuable service for members of our local community. A birth certificate is crucial when applying for medical and financial assistance, public housing and employment; we are grateful for the opportunity to help so many individuals.”
Birth certificates are often times needed in order to apply for medical, housing and other public benefits, as well as state driver’s licenses and photo identification cards, which are needed when applying for employment. The Homeless Advocacy Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the legal and advocacy needs of homeless individuals and families in Philadelphia. With a legal staff of 8 and a corps of 350 volunteer lawyers, paralegals, and law students, HAP engages in direct outreach to homeless individuals in need of legal services.