August 18, 2020
By Dawn M. Jones
Houston Home Journal, Perry
To the Editor:
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to express appreciation to the members of the Houston County Bar Association on their recent donation of $1,500 to pay off the school lunch debt for more than 200 students in the Houston County schools.
Under the leadership of local Bar Association President LaToya Bell, these Houston County attorneys took the action to erase the debt at the beginning of the new school year. As President Bell explained, starting back to school with a clean slate will ensure these students a daily hot meal – one less item to worry about among the challenges related to health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We salute our colleagues in the in the Houston County Bar Association for their efforts to give back to the youth in their community, thus living up to a lawyer’s duty to serve others.
Dawn M. Jones
President, State Bar of Georgia