Last Monday morning when I walked into the office, I saw Amy and Kimberly, two of the assistants to our attorneys, counting out large amounts of cash into piles. I paused, looked at them quizzically, and asked if they were planning to share.

They responded, “yes, but not with you.”

They then explained that the money was for the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. Our own Amy McAllister coordinated with thePeople Oakland, an East Bay based danced party, to throw an awesome dance party to raise money for the victims of the earthquake. The money was donated to Partners in Health, an organization that has been working with the Haitian Ministry of Health to bring healthcare to every Haitian. The party was successful, and $1517 was raised.

When the partners here at GJEL heard about the fundraiser, they graciously offered to match any funds that were raised, bringing the total donation to $3034.

But I hadn’t heard anything about their offer to match. No one told me to blog about it, no one wanted to publicize their generosity (which is why I was so confused to see large amounts of cash being counted by Amy and Kim). But I think it’s important to thank people for doing good things. So thanks to Amy and thePeople for throwing a great party. Thanks to all who attended and gave some money to help those who so desperately need healthcare. Thanks to GJEL for matching those funds. Thanks to Partners in Health for putting those funds to good use and helping those who have been injured in the earthquake.

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Andy Gillin received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Chicago. He is the managing partner of GJEL Accident Attorneys and has written and lectured in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury law for numerous organizations. Since 1972 he has been helping seriously injured victims throughout northern California fight & win their personal injury cases. Andy is one of the top awarded & recognized wrongful death lawyers in northern California.