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Dentons partners with the New York Says Thank You Foundation
Dentons, the world's largest law firm, partnered with the New York Says Thank You Foundation (NYSTY) to bring Stars of HOPE® to the people of Manchester and London to express solidarity this July 4.
Dentons and NYSTY, an international disaster relief organization that runs the Stars of HOPE® community arts program, will send one survivor of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub terror attack in Orlando, Florida and one survivor of the 2007 Greensburg, Kansas tornado to Manchester, England, to show solidarity and compassion following the deadly bombing that occurred this May. The group will also visit London Bridge and Grenfell Towers to show support in the wake of the recent tragedies at those locations.
Volunteers will bring hundreds of Stars of HOPE® hand-painted at Pulse Nightclub on the one-year anniversary of the June 12 terror attack that took the lives of 49 people. Each brightly painted Star, including many that were painted by employees from Dentons' New York office, contains personal messages created to strengthen bonds and demonstrate that love is stronger than hate. In preparation of the events, Stars will start to appear around Manchester days leading into the fourth.
The Manchester community will be encouraged to participate in the Stars of Hope arts project, which has boosted the emotional recovery of survivors in more than 145 communities in 24 countries in the wake of manmade and natural disaster. Dentons has been supporting and volunteering with NYSTY’s disaster relief efforts since its inception in 2003 and serves as pro bono counsel for IP and numerous corporate non-profit matters. Dentons' US, Canada and UKMEA regions have participated in past Stars of HOPE® projects, sending Stars to communities across the US and the globe, including survivors of the terror attacks in San Bernardino, California, and Orlando, Florida, as well as refugee camps in Jordan hosting Iraqi and Syrian refugees and Fort McHenry, Alberta, after a serious wildfire devastated the community.
About Stars of HOPE
Stars of HOPE® empowers people of all ages to transform individuals and communities through the power of art and personal messages of hope and healing. Since 2007, over 65,000 hand-painted Stars of Hope lifted the spirits of tens of millions of disaster survivors in 147 communities and 24 countries.
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