Hey everyone, guess what! I just got approved for 501(c)3 certification. Now I can accept tax deductible donations! If you apply to be a tax exempt organization, the turn around time is 6 months (and that’s before COVID19). But last month when I applied, I petitioned to the IRS if they could rush my application. I explained to them the urgency of what we’re trying to do and that lives are in jeopardy. The caseworker liked my angle and it all fit within the 501(c)3 guidelines, so she approved it. Look at that, 5 months ahead of schedule.