June 2, 2017
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Organizations mentioned/involved: Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA)
It was knowing that he had surpassed his goal of raising $50,000 for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, a nonprofit group that provides legal help to low-income individuals and families, and shined a spotlight on an overlooked issue: the access to justice gap.
“There’s folks that need to use this wonderful legal system that we have, and they just need a little bit of guidance from a professional lawyer but simply can’t afford it. So that’s what got me inspired, when I realized funding was getting cut and the need was going up,” Freed said.