Thursday, September 13, 2007

Donating to the Iunkers

This update was posted on the Tribune site this afternoon . . . .

The part about donating to the Iunker's need was a bit vague and could cause confusion. We want to make sure all are clear, especially if you are hoping to obtain a tax deduction. So this was lifted from the earlier post today. Please read it carefully and call our accountant, Paula Richardson, at 543.2358, if you have any questions . . .

Many have inquired how we might help the Iunker family during this difficult time. The most helpful thing you can do is pray. If you wish to help financially toward their travel and other needs during this time, you may:
  1. Give to our Benevolence Fund. This fund is designated to help those in need in our church family and in the broader community. We are now in the process of putting together a disbursement from this fund for the Iunker family. In this case, your gift will be tax-deductible, provided you do not reference the Iunker's name on your check.

  2. Give a gift directly to the Iunkers. In this case, your gift will not be tax- deductible. Unfortunately, IRS laws do not allow tax deductions for designated giving directly to the Iunkers or any other individual. If you would like to have us pass on your gift, we would happy to do that.

    Let me say it one more time . . . if you expect your gift to be tax deductible, do not reference the Iunkers any place on your check. Make your check out to the Grace Church and put "Benevolence Fund" in the memo. Our commitment is to more than meet the finanical needs of the Iunker family during this difficult time. Thanks for your participation.

    If you have any questions about these matters, please call our accountant, Paula Richardson at 543.2358. Thanks for your care for the Iunkers during this challenging time.

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