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Wolf Foundation

Postby JamesVincent » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:39 pm

Hey guys and gals, I know I haven't been very active these past few months but I have a good excuse, I swear....... the dog ate it!

Since we don't have a dog I guess I need another one. Welcome to my world:

http://www.themoreheadnews.com/news/family-wants-to-help-the-elderly/article_c0215b72-c92c-11e5-8752-93d5a4714134.html

James Vincent and his children are trying to start a non-profit to help elderly persons in the community.
He said that his family moved to Rowan County four years ago and over time he began to notice a lack of organizations that help the elderly in their homes, so he decided to start a non-profit group to do just that.
Vincent is calling it the Wolf Foundation.
Wolf was his nickname when he served in the military.
“Right now we’re trying to get started and get running but we’re working with some local businesses to identify people who need help and trying to see what we can do for them,” said Vincent. “There’s a lot of agencies here if you can get to them but there’s no one who goes to see if people have heat or a safe place to live. So we started the Wolf Foundation to help bridge that gap. We started the foundation itself a couple weeks ago but we’ve been doing stuff on our own for years.”


https://www.facebook.com/Wolf-Foundation-1654551861467267/

And now for the gratuitous begging for money:

https://www.gofundme.com/WolfFoundation

As I'm sure the tax people in the room can attest filing my 1023 is going to be friggin expensive, much less the incorporation in KY and other licensing I need at the local level. I already have the county license but need a separate one for the city and liability insurance and a million other things. So if you're looking for a worthy cause this year I'd like to submit my application.

I'm trying to get a little more settled so I can get back to neing a smartass on here more often but it may take some time. Until then, thanks you guys.
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Re: Wolf Foundation

Postby Judge Roy Bean » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:44 pm

James - you've probably already been aware of the organization - Meals on Wheels. I don't know if there is one in your area but if there is, they'd be an ideal awareness partner. Those that we've been associated with share information on their client's behalf with other agencies when it comes to basic home-maintenance needs.

Good luck!
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Re: Wolf Foundation

Postby JamesVincent » Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:40 am

There is a meals on wheels out here but I have had no dealings with them. Only reason I know they're here is that they asked the Fiscal Court for money.
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Re: Wolf Foundation

Postby LaVidaRoja » Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:37 am

Also, make contact with local churches, food kitchens and food pantrys. They do not always coordinate. Here, I'm on the board of the local food pantry. Two or three churches also distribute food, and some of them assist with utility bills. One church operates a weekly soup kitchen. In addition, the local police force keeps track of the homeless in our town. We sometimes get MREs that we give the police to distribute to the homeless. Being human, we each tend to guard our little fiefdoms. We can't seem to work together, but we do try to at least be aware of who is doing what.
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Re: Wolf Foundation

Postby Judge Roy Bean » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:41 am

JamesVincent wrote:There is a meals on wheels out here but I have had no dealings with them. Only reason I know they're here is that they asked the Fiscal Court for money.


From my experience at least, it would be worth teaming up with them to find people in need who don't have a way to get in touch with services like the one you're considering.
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Re: Wolf Foundation

Postby JamesVincent » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:04 am

LaVidaRoja wrote:Also, make contact with local churches, food kitchens and food pantrys. They do not always coordinate. Here, I'm on the board of the local food pantry. Two or three churches also distribute food, and some of them assist with utility bills. One church operates a weekly soup kitchen. In addition, the local police force keeps track of the homeless in our town. We sometimes get MREs that we give the police to distribute to the homeless. Being human, we each tend to guard our little fiefdoms. We can't seem to work together, but we do try to at least be aware of who is doing what.


That is also one of the biggest missions of the Foundation, to try to be a intermediary between the people needing help and the multiple agencies out here. I'm a member of the United Methodist Men so I am always among different faith groups.
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Re: Wolf Foundation

Postby LaVidaRoja » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:36 am

Publicity, publicity, publicity. I write a column every month or two for our local paper. The last two paragraphs are boiler-plate, our location, our hours, asking for volunteers and for money.
I also speak to the Rotary, the Chamber of Commerce, anyone who is willing to listen. I even made the local TV shows (when our computer was stolen). Willingness to speak with and meet with almost anyone is a key component of establishing your reputation. I have several of my people who lead food drives at their individual churches. You local utilities and banks often have a public service component/requirement for their employees.
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Re: Wolf Foundation

Postby JamesVincent » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:07 pm

Well, we are officially a state non-profit. I guess we're the equivalent of a 501 (a), still can't afford the paperwork to become a (c) (3). So we are now Wolf Foundation, LLC.
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Re: Wolf Foundation

Postby The Observer » Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:55 pm

Congratulations!
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Re: Wolf Foundation

Postby JamesVincent » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:04 pm

I have been accepted to and received my first certification from the Red Cross Disaster Relief Team.
Lift me up above this, the flames and the ashes,
Lift me up and help me to fly away.
Lift me up above this, the broken, the empty,
Lift me up and help me to fly away,
Lift me up!

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