On January 9, 1961, President-Elect John F. Kennedy offered those famous words “for of those to whom much is given, much is required.” President-Elect Kennedy surely drew on the words from scripture written many years earlier: “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” As graduates of the University of Mississippi School of Law, we have been blessed with great opportunities to connect personally and professionally with individuals in all walks of life. The Law School Alumni Association is pleased to announce the creation of Ole Miss Law CARES. The fundamental purpose of this new program is to afford each of us the opportunity to share our talents, relationships, and connections by providing Compassion, Assistance, Resources, Empathy and Support (C.A.R.E.S.) in times of need.
Ole Miss Law CARES will focus on providing assistance to those who have experienced a catastrophic loss due to medical emergencies, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes or other like events. The program is intended to reach not only Alumni of the Law School, but also current students, faculty, staff, their family members, and others who participate with them in the daily teaching or practice of law. This program will not provide cash contributions but will instead seek to provide tangible and intangible benefits through relationships, products and services. The Ole Miss Law CARES program also will not be a platform to seek employment opportunities, promote political or public service announcements or be used as a marketplace for goods and services. For a complete list of the Rules and Protocols adopted by the Ole Miss Law CARES Committee, please email UMLawCARES@olemissalumni.com. The Ole Miss Law School Alumni Association is excited about the opportunity to CARE for others through this new Program.
The way the program works is simple, but the effects can be significant. Individuals can send assistance requests when they learn of a tragedy occurring to someone in their community due to an unexpected disaster, illness, sickness, injury, etc. The CARES committee with work with the person in need and craft an appropriate email requesting practical assistance while maintaining confidentiality. The email alert is then sent to all participating alumni and others who request to be on the distribution list. Assistance can range from simply sending the family a card signed by local and state leaders to providing the family with meals, clothing after a fire, finding medical care, and other similar services. The program does not solicit cash, but can assist with contributions of gift cards, frequent flyer miles, a rare blood type donation, transportation, medical community contacts and referrals, and a myriad of other possible solutions.
The CARES program is accepting assistance requests. Requests for assistance will be circulated to the Ole Miss Law Alumni database. If you or someone you know needs assistance, forward your request to CARES at UMLawCARES@olemissalumni.com. CARES will send participants one to two emails per month.
DISCLAIMER: Ole Miss C.A.R.E.S. and its affiliated people and entities make no warranties or representations, express or implied, relating to any assistance (whether in the form of a service, product, consultation, referral, recommendation, or any other form) obtained through Ole Miss C.A.R.E.S. and hereby disclaim all implied warranties, including but not limited to warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose, relating to any such assistance. Further, Ole Miss C.A.R.E.S. and its affiliated people and entities do not endorse, affirm, ratify, assure, or in any way warrant the quality, condition, efficacy, timeliness, success, or any aspect of any such assistance obtained through Ole Miss C.A.R.E.S.