I admire nonprofits that help the less fortunate and allow them to have a “voice,” regardless of their financial situation. Neighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA) does just that. Located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, PA’s Cultural District, the NLSA is a non-profit, public interest law firm that provides civil legal assistance to underprivileged and vulnerable residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties of Western PA.
NLSA is the latest recipient of a $2,500 grant as part of our Reduce Your Use For Good program. To apply for the grant, Christine Kirby of the NLSA submitted a short video showcasing their facility and their mission. When I arrived at NLSA’s office this morning to present them with their grant, I had the opportunity to learn a little more about the organization from Christine. NLSA believes that everyone deserves equal access to justice and this belief is at the core of everything they do. NLSA staff consists of highly qualified lawyers and attorneys that often sacrifice higher salaries in order to provide legal assistance to those who are unable to afford a lawyer.
“This grant couldn’t have come at a better time,” Christine told me. “We recently introduced a new green workplace initiative in our offices and will use the grant to help fund an energy audit so that we can all learn how to be more sustainable.” Christine’s words are really reflective of what the Reduce Your Use For Good program is all about. We understand that every little bit helps, especially when it comes to nonprofits like the NLSA that are doing noble things in their communities for those that need it the most. Congratulations and good luck, NLSA!
This post was written by Julie Hendry, Public Relations Specialist for Direct Energy in Pittsburgh, PA.