Attorneys and estate planners are helping North Carolina's first responders prepare wills and other vital documents they too often don't have ready if tragedy strikes.
Members of the North Carolina Bar Associations Young Lawyers Division are at a Raleigh hospital Saturday to prepare free wills, durable powers of attorney, and health care powers of attorney for police, firefighters, and EMTs.
They'll be in Statesville next Saturday. It's part of a nationwide effort called the Wills for Heroes Foundation that started after the Sept. 11 attacks on New York City and Washington.
Raleigh lawyer Jake Epstein says there have been five North Carolina events starting last summer where more than 1,200 first responders had vital documents prepared.
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