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Individuals, businesses, and foundations support the Rescue Squad's operations and capital needs through
generous contributions each year. While our Annual Fund Drive
raises much of our operating budget each year, the Rescue Squad relies
on special gifts to meet the remainder of our operational needs.
The Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad accepts a variety of gifts, including:
- Combined Federal Campaign - Federal employees, military personnel, other uniformed services members, and postal workers can designate the B-CC Rescue
Squad as a recipient of their workplace giving campaign. CFC # 19223. (You must use this five-digit code in order for the Rescue Squad to receive your donation.) For more information, see your CFC "Catalog of Caring" or click here.
- Matching Gifts - Many companies have matching
gift programs designed to support the charities that their employees
support. We would be happy to provide the incorporation and IRS
determination letter that many companies require for
Wills, Trusts, and Retirement and other Financial Accounts - Many residents name the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad as a beneficiary of their will, living trust, IRA, retirement account, or other financial account, or by having loved ones contribute in lieu of flowers.
- Used Vehicles - We use donated cars and SUVs for use in our training exercises, to maintain proficiency in the use of lifesaving tools for rescuing people trapped in vehicle collisions. Click here to learn how easy it is to dispose of your used vehicle by donating it for our training needs. We do not sell donated vehicles.
- Year End Gifts - Many residents choose to remember the Rescue Squad at year's end, in order to take advantage of tax savings.* Needless to say, your gift is very much appreciated at any time of of the year.
- Cash or check- A gift of cash (or a check) is still the most popular way to
make a charitable gift. Your gift will quickly go to work
for the Rescue Squad, fulfilling the day-to-day need for medical
supplies, training, uniforms, and other necessities. In addition, we
will honor requests for specific uses of gifts, such as for uniforms
or training, provided your request is consistent with our lifesaving mission. Please contact us for further details.
Securities - Gifts of appreciated securities
or stock can be one of the most advantageous ways of giving. If
your gift of stock is one you have owned for more than one year,
you may be able to deduct the full fair market value of the stock as a charitable
contribution, while bypassing capital gains taxes.* For further information, click here.
- Real Estate - Gifts of appreciated real estate
are like gifts of appreciated stock. Assuming you have owned the
property for more than one year, you may be able to deduct as a charitable
contribution the fair market value of real estate while avoiding
capital gains taxes.* The Rescue Squad performs a due diligence examination of real estate before accepting such gifts.
- Insurance - Life insurance is a unique way to
give to charity. To qualify, the charity needs to become the owner
and the beneficiary. No incidents of ownership should be retained.
If the policy is paid up, your charitable contribution is generally
the replacement value or cost basis of the policy, whichever is
less. Ongoing premiums paid on a gifted life insurance policy may also
qualify for charitable deductions.*
- Personal Property and Services- Examples
of such gifts and services donated to the Rescue Squad include:
- Your used vehicle for our training needs - click here for more information.
- Funeral Plots
- Meals for our Volunteers
- Professional Services from local businesses
The B-CC Rescue Squad is registered as a 501(c)(3) organization with the
Internal Revenue Service, and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
For further information on ways to donate to the Rescue Squad, please contact us at 301-674-5270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
on several important tax law provisions that have taken effect in recent years, visit the IRS "charities" website (clicking on this link will take you to a third-party website):
*This information is provided
solely for information purposes and is not tax or legal advice.
For specific recommendations or tax advice, consult your qualified
professional advisor.Through careful planning you can identify the method for making a contribution which best fits your situation and maximizes the impact of your gift on the Rescue Squad.
Thank you for your support.