WALLACE H. LITTLE
Mailing: Q-Plaza PO BOX # 449; 1900, Cainta, Rizal, Pilippines
011-63-2-678-3581; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
9 March 2000
Dear brethren and friends:
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May you prosper even as your soul prospers. I am sending this appeal out on a mass mailing list of another who has added me to his list. On that basis, I assume you being on his list also, have no objection. However, we do not wish to impose. If you want to be deleted from any further appeals, no matter how worthy, please advise me, and I sill do my best to keep your EMail address off those of others sent to me. But if you inadvertently receive another appeal inspite of this, please use your delete button.
After the ******** separator below, I am pasting a copy of the PHILIPPINE RELIEF FUND (PRF) bylaws. We are an INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS) approved benevolent association, established for the purpose of providing funds for medical benevolence for faithful Filipino brethren in need of care, but this being beyond their financial ability. As a poor nation, there is much of this kind of need, and our brethren are at the bottom end of its very low economic totem pole. I am one of fourteen directors of the PRF. The names and addresses of all directors are included in the bylaws. Please check with any to determine this is no scam. Directors receive no income from their work, and must pay all their own expenses. We willingly do this to help those whose situations are far worse than ours.
As an IRS-approved benevolent organization, we offer the same kind of Federal Income Tax deduction as is given for contributions to local churches. Note also, we can accept contributions ONLY from individuals, and are prohibited from accepting contributions from any organization (religious, educational, labor, government, business, foundations, etc). To ensure we are complying with its rules and the US Government tax laws, we are subject to unannounced IRS-audit.
All directors are faithful Christians. Some are also elders or preachers, or both. Several have been to the Philippines personally and seen the need here. All have been involved with God's work in this nation, either directly or indirectly.
If you help, send checks to any of the directors. The funds will be deposited in our account, and we will send you a certificate authorizing an income tax deduction for your total contribution. Each year we publish the IRS-required statement making out books available for public examination to all.
If you are able, please consider helping in this need.
Thank you for your concern.
In Christ: Wallace H. Little
Christ's disciples are Christian ONLY. We speak where the Bible
speaks, are silent where it is silent. We do Bible things in Bible ways, call Bible things by Bible words. In faith, we have unity;in opinion, liberty; in all things, charity.
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WALLACE H. LITTLE
209 Honeytree Lane
Ft. Walton Beach, FL; 32548-5211
850-244-7903; FAX: 850-244-0925; E-mail: email@example.com
2 February 1995; Amended: 18 December 1996
THE PHILIPPINE RELIEF FUND
NAME:---The name of this charitable organization is: PHILIPPINE RELIEF FUND, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE: PRF.
DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION:---The PRF is a non-profit eleemosynary organization, independent of any religious fellowship, other charitable group, or governmental unit at any level. It consists of a board of directors numbering up to twelve (now 14-whl). Directors serve without compensation. They will meet at least once annually, for a review of PRF activity. They will maintain a written record of all meetings. A meeting quorum for meeting function will be 60% of sitting members in attendance. At the beginning of each meeting, a presiding chairman will be elected. Chairmanship is valid for that meeting only. Rump meeting sessions are prohibited. Minutes will be available to any individual or organization with valid legitimate need, as determined by directors, and in compliance with law.
PURPOSE:---Accept financial contributions (ONLY) from concerned individuals. These are to be used to relieve medical needs of destitute Filipino people of high moral character and religious conviction. Organization benevolence will be limited to medical needs. The PRF's organizational goal is to expend at least 90% of all funds for such direct medical care.
1. Until approval* of APPLICATION FOR RECOGNITION OF EXEMPTION, under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code on form 1023, accompanied by Form 872-C and other appropriate documents, all contacts will be as follows; to:
PHILIPPINE RELIEF FUND
% Wallace H. Little
209 Honeytree Lane
Ft. Walton Beach, FL, USA, 32548-5211
Day phone: 904-244-7903
2. After issuance of EXEMPTION, mailing address will be to:
PHILIPPINE RELIEF FUND
% Dave Turner, Director, (deceased Dec 1999)
2105 Maplewood Drive
Conway, AR; 72032
Day phone: 501-327-5337
FUNCTION:---The PRF will consider itself a functional organization when eight (8) board members sign the Bylaws indicating their approval. Actual function for the organization's purpose will begin on receipt of the tax exemption number from the IRS.*
MEMBERS:---All members will be directors. All will be of high moral character and religious conviction. Original directors will be sought by Wallace H. Little, and will be functional on agreement to serve. Subsequent nominations and replacements may be made by sitting directors. These must meet the same qualifications as original directors. Candidates will be elected on vote of approval of 60% or more sitting members. Directors considered no longer meeting qualifications will be dismissed by vote of 60% or more of remaining sitting members. Three director's positions may be filled by medical doctors, so designated on the directors' roster. A good-faith effort will be made to maintain as sitting members two non-medical reputable Filipinos meeting the same qualifications, who live in that nation.
1. Other than Secretary/Treasurer, there will be no designated permanent positions among the directors. Sitting directors will have equal voice in all matters.
2. One US member will be appointed as Secretary/Treasurer. The Secretary/Treasurer will maintain all necessary files and records, handle financial matters, maintain meeting records, submit annual audit reports and file necessary forms to the Internal Revenue service (IRS) and contributors, maintain records of names, addresses, phone numbers of sitting directors and other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
3. Until EXEMPTION approval, Wallace H. Little (address above) is designated the operating official to organize PRF and implement approval application requirements. On the first working day of the month after receiving IRS EXEMPTION NUMBER, his authority terminates. Then control of all functions reverts to the board of directions as a committee of the whole.
ORIGINAL BYLAWS, AND SUBSEQUENT CHANGES:
1. Approval by original directors will activate organization. Their approval will be indicated by signed copy of the bylaws. Subsequent directors will indicate approval by signing a letter stating this. Letters will be filed with original bylaws.
2. Bylaw changes may be submitted by any sitting director. These will be assembled and prepared by Secretary/Treasurer for consideration at annual directors' meeting.
3. Emergency approval for changes may be made by telephone conference call, subsequently written up and submitted to directors, who will sign and date the document/s indicating their approval. These signed documents will be made a permanent part of organizational records, and kept with the original bylaws.
OPERATION FOR ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSE:---Cases of medical need among qualified Filipinos brought to attention of the PRF will be handled as follows:
1. Investigate the need on an expeditious basis, obtaining such documented material as appropriate and available, or in lieu. statements of knowledgeable individuals.
2. FAX all pertinent documents to the Secretary/Treasurer. He will contact one of the US-based at least one non-medical board members and one of the medical members.
3. These, by phone conference call will pass judgment, on the request, and determine the amount to be given. As soon as practicable, other directors will be notified by mail.
4. After approval, Secretary will issue the necessary funds by bank cashier's check or international money order. These funds will be sent directly to the recipient, airmail, registered, receipt requested. In time-critical emergencies, these funds may be sent by the most expeditious manner available. Where practical, checks/money orders will be made out jointly to recipient and medical provider. Only in rare circumstances when no other means exists will funds be sent to other than those in need, or close family member.
5. Recipient will forward all receipts to Secretary/Treasurer, who will file these with other pertinent records. Documents for each cases will be in separate files. Files will be maintained according to US law and IRS administrative requirements. All benevolent actions will be reviewed at the annual directors' meeting.
6. The PRF will get an independent professional annual audit. The audit report will be made available to all directors and other individuals and organizations that have a valid legitimate interest, as determined by directors.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATING COSTS:
1. Administrative costs will be held to an absolute minimum. Most will be by the Secretary/Treasurer.
2. Operating costs will be primarily for investigating requests for assistance, for annual audit, and office supplies.
3. All costs will be documented, reviewed, and approved at annual directors' meeting.
DISPOSAL OF RESIDUAL FUNDS ON ORGANIZATION'S DISSOLUTION:---On dissolution of PRF, residual funds will be given to a similar charitable organization that meets the approval of 60% of more of the sitting directors.
NAMES, ADDRESSES, PHONE NUMBERS, AND SIGNATURES OF ORIGINAL DIRECTORS:
1. Jim Bedsworth; 2525 Twyman Road; Independence, MO; 64058.
2. A. Keith Burnett; 105 Reservoir Hgts, Russellville, KY, 42276; 502-725-3801.
3. Jonathan R. Carino; Loyala Plan, 2nd Floor Villaon Bldg, 260 Osmena, 6000, Cebu City, Philippines; 215-269/273.
4. Douthitt, Paul, MD; 4815 Douthitt Road, Springfield, TN, 37372; 615-384-0932.
5. Ken Embry, MD; (contact thorugh Keith Burnett).
6. H. N. Eubanks; 154 Rainbow Drive, Ft. Walton Beach, FL, 32548; 850-243-3603.
7. Lamberto M. Fajardo; 24 Evelyn Camus Street, BF Resort, 1701, Las Pinas, Metro Manila, Philippines (no home phone).
8. Ken Guthery; 4205 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL, 33617; 813-985-2057.
9. John Haley, MD; 315 McCord Road, Dothan, AL, 36301; 205-677-5719.
10. Gregory Hunt; 359 Leaf Trail Lane, Cordova, TN, 38018; 901-753-1266.
11. Roger Lindsey; 3565 Chastain Way, Pensacola, FL, 32504; 850-438-6417.
12. Wallace H. Little; 209 Honeytree Lane, Ft. Walton Beach, FL, 32458-5211; 850-244-7903.
13. Stanley Paher; 4135 Badger Circle; Reno, NV, 80509; 702-747-0800; FAX: 702-747-2916.
14. Julie Rogers; 205 Saddle Mountain Road; Rome, GA; 30161.
15. Joel Todino, MD; 308 Livingston Rd, SW; Rome, GA, 30161; 706-232-7411.
16. Dave Turner: 2105 Maplewood Drive; Conway, AR; 72032; 501-327-5337 (deceased Dec 1999).
Board Members Signature and date
(All signed, and signature copy of by laws on file.)
18 December 1996
AMENDMENT TO BYLAWS OF PHILIPPINE RELIEF FUND
The bylaws of the Philippine Relief Fund constitute the original organizing document.
The Philippine Relief Fund is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distribution of funds to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
No part of the net earnings of the Philippine Relief Fund shall insure to the benefit of, or be distributed to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the Philippine Relief Fund shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the Philippine Relief Fund shall not participate in, or intervene in (including th publishing or distribution of statements) of any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of this document, the Philippine Relief Fund shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by an organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by an organization, contribution to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Upon the dissolution of the organization, the assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not disposed of shall be disposed of by the court of Common Pleas of the county in which the principal office of the Philippine Relief Fund is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
The Philippine Relief Fund will not donate to any foreign organizations. It purpose is solely to distribute funds to medical needy but indigent religiously responsible people in the Republic of the Philippines. In that nation, these people, mostly the very poor, are denied medical treatment even in urgent and critical cases without substantial or total payment in advance. The Philippine Relief Fund's purpose is solely to help these people with this need by direct payment to such individuals who qualify for our help.
The Philippine Relief Fund will distribute funds for the qualified medical needy only on personal investigation in the field by one authorized by the Philippine Relief Fund to conduct such investigations. Each case will be investigated prior to distribution of any funds.
The Philippine Relief Fund reviewing and approval of requests for financial help for medical needs is as follows:
a. After the request is received, it will be investigated in the field by one authorized by the Philippine Relief Fund for this purpose. All doing such investigations will be familiar with the contextual situation of medical needs and availability for the indigent of medical help in that nation.
b. After the need is verified, the request will be reviewed by at least three directors, one of whom is a medical doctor. This review will determine that the medical need is as requested, and the funds sought are only to meet this need.
c. After review and approval, the secretary-treasurer will cut a time-limited bank cashier's check made out to the individual needing the help, or one responsible for that person, and delivered by the most expeditious manner.
The Philippine Relief Fund is budgeting less than $10,000.00 for each calendar year 1997 and 1998 (page 9, Form 1023). The directors and all interested in helping are relatively low-income persons who desire to help in this need, but unable to do so without being allowed a tax deduction for this purpose. Solicitation will be to individuals only, and solely for the stated purpose. To date, the Philippine Relief Fund has neither sought nor received any funds. All incidental expenses incurred to date in trying to establish this organization have come out of the pockets of its directors.
Below is the signatures of two of the directors (10. Wallace H. Little; 209 Honeytree Lane, Ft. Walton Beach, FL, 32458-5211; 904-244-7903, and 12. Dave Turner: 329 W. Main, Dresden, TN, 38225; 901-364-3279), for the entire board, certifying to the accuracy of the above information.
Wallace H. Little Dave Turner
Board Member Signature and date Board Member Signature and date
H. N. Eubanks
Ft. Walton Beach, FL, 32548-5211
8 March 1998
To: All Directors, PHILIPPINE RELIEF FUND (PRF)
Subject: IRS-Required Annual Meeting
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May you prosper even as your soul prospers.
To comply with the Internal Revenue Service regulations concerning tax-exempt organizations such as the Philippine Relief Fund (PRF), the directors met on 6 March 1998. Those attending were: Keith Burnett; H. N. Eubanks; Greg Hunt; and Wally Little. Paul Douthitt sent his proxy. The meeting convened at 7:30 P.M.
Keith Burnett opened the meeting with a prayer.
Since this was the first meeting, there was no minutes or the last meeting to be read.
As we have had no financial transactions, it was moved and seconded to skip reading the financial report.
H. N. Eubanks was selected as the Chairman, to serve until 10 May 1999, then Keith Burnett elected as Chairman,. Vice H. N. Eubanks. Julie Rogers elected as Treasurer, vice Wallace H. Little. Wallace H. Little elected to continue as Secretary.
Wallace H. Little was selected to serve as Secretary-Treasurer until further directors' approved change.
Recommendations were made for increasing the number of directors, with specific recommendations for Ken Embry (by Keith Burnett), and Stanley Paher (By David Turner). These will be considered and acted on at a later date.
All directors were urged to "spread the word," and solicit contributions, that the PRF might fulfill its purpose.
It was moved and seconded that Wallace Little designed a flyer to be distributed so others could know what we do and why.
Meeting was closed on motion and second (Keith Burnett and H. N. Eubanks), at 8"10 P.M..
In Christ: H. N. Eubanks, Chairman
*Approval granted 10 March 1996.