Walking for Justice event breaks records


Preliminary figures indicate that the 7th Annual William Booth Legal Aid Clinic “Walk for Justice” on May 11 at the Detroit Zoo set a fund-raising record of $93,000. More than 600 walkers — a record number — participated in the event, which helps Booth provide free legal services to poor people. “Our success in far exceeding this year’s goal of $85,000 is attributable to the generosity of our walkers, sponsors and volunteers,” said Amy Roemer (center), director of the Legal Aid Clinic. “The Booth Clinic will continue to do everything possible to increase our footprint in the community in the years to come.” The Walk for Justice featured live entertainment, refreshments, and a Silent Auction. “I would be remiss in not recognizing the incredible support we received from the Salvation Army and the judges of the Wayne County Circuit Court,” Roemer added. Pictured with Roemer are (left to right) Rebekah White, clinic assistant director; and Sean Fox, staff attorney.