Wills for Heroes provides free basic estate planning documents for First Responders throughout Minnesota.

Wills for Heroes provides free basic estate planning documents for First Responders throughout Minnesota. First Responders include current and retired police officers, fire fighters, paramedics, EMTs, correction officers, and the spouses, or widows/widowers, of such personnel.

To date, our Minnesota Wills for Heroes Program has prepared 8,193 estate plans, at no cost (free of charge), for Minnesota First Responders and their spouses. We already have more than 120 clinics scheduled through 2015, and your gift will help us give back to those who help us.

Wills for Heroes was started after 9/11 by Anthony Hayes, a young lawyer from South Carolina. He realized the critical need of assisting emergency personnel and their families in preparing basic estate planning documents to protect themselves and their families. So, to support emergency personnel in our community who are prepared to pay the ultimate price in the line of duty, Wills for Heroes prepares basic estate planning documents at no cost (free of charge) for Minnesota First Responders and their spouses. When they leave a clinic, they carry with them a valid Will, Health Care Directive, Power of Attorney, and suggested beneficiary designation language.

If you would like to learn more about Minnesota’s Wills for Heroes Program, please take a look at the website, http://www2.mnbar.org/willsfor heroes/index.asp, or contact either: Andrea Bischoff (612-672-3406) andrea.bischoff@maslon.com; or Susan Link (612-672-8349) susan.link@maslon.com.

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