The Tampa Bay Lightning honored David Morrill as the third Lightning Community Hero of the year during the first period of tonight's game against the Los Angeles Kings. Morrill, who received a $50,000 donation from the Lightning Foundation and the Lightning Community Heroes program, will donate the money to Legal Aid of Manasota.
Morrill was determined that retirement was not going to slow him down so he started volunteering, giving legal advice at Legal Aid of Manasota, Inc. for a few hours a week. The retired attorney from South Dakota, Morrill realized over time that no one was stepping forward to assist those clients in need of someone to represent them in foreclosure court. He decided that he would step in and become an Emeritus attorney to represent clients who were losing their homes.
Working tirelessly to save homes of people in need, Morrill has helped people keep their families in standing order. Sarasota County was one of the hardest hit counties in the nation for foreclosures, and Morrill has helped people deal with difficult circumstances. Faced with the loss of their homes, his clients were desperate for help and Morrill stepped in and gave them hope.