Simmons Hanly Conroy, the largest plaintiffs’ personal injury firm in the St. Louis area, has again matched $25,000 in donations to $5 for the Fight.
Since 2012, the firm’s match challenge has raised more than $175,000 for the $5 for the Fight Emergency Relief Fund, established by the Greater St. Louis Labor Council and supported by the United Way.
“Our attorneys are committed to helping union families who have been impacted by corporate wrongdoing,” Simmons Hanly Conroy Shareholder Chris Guinn said. “Union tradesmen and women are more likely to be exposed to toxins like asbestos on the job just by the nature of their professions. The Simmons match challenge is a way for us to continue our dedication to union families both in and out of the courtroom.”
The fund, established in 1996, helps union members and their families facing financial hardships. In 2016, 291 families from 61 unions received help paying their mortgages, utilities, medical bills and more through last year’s fundraising efforts. The $5 for the Fight campaign raised approximately $75,000, including contributions from other local funds and charities.
“The Simmons law firm once again has shown its loyalty to the labor community with this generous donation,” said Pat White, president of the Greater St. Louis Labor Council. “This fund is set up to help union members in need and is funded mainly by other union members. To have a friend in the business community such as Simmons is a blessing for all of us. “
The labor council and United Way of Greater St. Louis cover administration costs for the fundraiser, allowing donations to directly benefit union families in the St. Louis area. Guinn said he hopes the Simmons match campaign will motivate others to give.
Donations to the $5 for the Fight Fund can be made by check or online. Mail a check or money order to $5 for the Fight, c/o St. Louis Labor Council, 3301 Hollenberg Drive, Bridgeton, MO 63044, and include your union affiliation if applicable. To make an online donation, visit labortribune.com and click “Donate $5 for the Fight” in the right-hand column. An option to create a reoccurring automated donation is also available.
About Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC is one of the nation’s largest mass tort law firms and has recovered more than $5 billion in verdicts and settlements for plaintiffs. Primary areas of litigation include asbestos and mesothelioma, pharmaceutical, consumer protection, environmental and personal injury. The firm’s attorneys have been appointed to leadership in numerous national multidistrict litigations, including Vioxx, Yaz and Toyota Unintended Acceleration. The firm also represents small and mid-size corporations, inventors and entrepreneurs in matters involving business litigation. Offices are in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Alton. Read more at simmonsfirm.com.
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