[Update 6/30/12: GOAL ATTAINED! Thank you so much to all who have contributed to the Yellow Medicine County, MN Amateur Radio Emergency Services® Group. Thanks to your generous contributions we now have the $500 needed to get incorporated and apply for 501(c)3 status. This status will make future donations tax-deductible and will make us eligible for grants that are otherwise unattainable. Thank you again!]
Would you please help launch the Yellow Medicine County, MN Amateur Radio Emergency Services® Group? Even just a few bucks from each of my readers over at amateurradio.com (where this blog is syndicated) would be a tremendous help. I just accepted the position of Emergency Coordinator here, and I’m really starting from scratch. There are only a few active hams in our county right now (I’ll be trying to recruit more, believe me), and we’re strapped for cash. Even with sacrificial spending on our part we’re going to have trouble scraping together the approximately $500 needed to get incorporated and apply for 501(c)3 status. This status will:
- make future donations tax-deductible (helpful when trying to raise money)
- allow ARES® volunteers to deduct mileage and other expenses (helpful when trying to recruit and retain new members)
- make us eligible for grants that are otherwise unattainable
If you would like to donate, just click the button below. I’m using my wife’s PayPal account for now (once we’re incorporated, YMC ARES® will have its own account), but your donation will be tracked and every penny will go toward the YMC ARES® Group. If we reach $500, I’ll post an update right away and take down the appeal for donations in the sidebar of my blog.
Thank you so much for considering this!