The James and Walter Cribben
Center for Veterans Affairs
A Non-Profit 501(c)3 Corporation
* See Donate page for Special Gift for Meritorious Sponsors and above!
Some very good news coming out of the DPAA, the agency responsible for recovery and identification of our loved ones who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The Punchbowl Memorial in Hawaii, where more than 800 unidentified remains from the Korean War have laid, waiting to be reunited with their families, has begun the process to disinter every single set of Unknown remains and perform more advanced DNA and scientific techniques in an effort to keep that promise to leave no man behind. We are grateful to those in the positions of power that enabled these new efforts.
From the Office:
We are a public benefit 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Your public, private and corporate donations are tax deductible under IRC Section 170.
If you are thinking of making a donation, please check with your employer regarding matched donation programs!
Our site continues to receive a high amount of traffic as we now have had thousands of visitors.Your interest in helping Veterans is much appreciated.
Please visit our Donate page to make a difference as we work to develop a soft-landing for our warriors.
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Example: Bronze Star Sponsor's become a Silver Star Sponsor when they have brought in 1 more Bronze Star Sponsor or 5 Meritorious Service Sponsors.
The Center seeks a variety of sources to obtain financing and cost efficient methods of achieving our mission. As a registered Non-Profit 501(c)3 corporation, all donations are tax-deductible and we are eligible for Federal Grant funding consideration.
The fundraising period began from October, 2016 with a target of 100% funding by March, 2022. The intent is to have our Grand Opening on March 26th, 2023, the 70th Anniversary of the Korean War Battle for Outpost Vegas.
Corporate and private donors are solicited as follows:
$25,000 Medal of Honor Sponsor
$10,000 Purple Heart Sponsor
$5,000 Gold Star Sponsor
$1,000 Silver Star Sponsor
$500 Bronze Star Sponsor
$100 Meritorious Service Sponsor*
Fundraising for the Center is managed by volunteer efforts only. We do not have a paid staff or use professional fundraisers. This insures the maximum return on investment for our contributors and maximum benefit to our Veterans.
Land ~ It is estimated that a 1-acre parcel, properly zoned, will be needed. Local communities will be solicited for possible donation of such a property. The Center will also actively seek appropriate private property that can meet the requirements. Government grants could cover up to 65% of total cost.
Building ~ Preliminary estimates are for a main building of approximately 6,000 sq. feet and housing units totaling approximately 4,000 sq. feet. Government grants could cover up to 65% of total cost.
Total Land and Building ~ Cost for a new facility is estimated at $1,500,000 which would require the Center to provide up to $500,000 in addition to the Federal Grant funding. The donation of land, building materials and labor can reduce this figure dramatically. Assuming a 20% donation rate of these items, the Center has an initial funding drive target of $400,000
This figure can be reduced further should it be decided that the rehabilitation of an existing structure or facility is found to be in the best interests of the Center, the Veterans and the financial contributors. It is a requirement of the Veterans Administration that the lowest cost and most effective delivery of services be considered for awarding grant and per diem funds. Our goal will always be to deliver maximum benefit to the Veterans as well as maximum value to the tax-payers from which these funds are provided.
Continued Operation ~ Residents must be qualified for Federally provided Per Diem payments. These funds will cover the basic facility and resident requirements such as maintenance and repair, utilities, insurance, reserves and meals. Additional sources of income and support for daily requirements are being explored, including those listed below for fund-raising events. Support from local food pantries, stores and restaurants will be solicited.
Volunteers ~ The Center will seek the help of local volunteers for appropriate positions within the Center.
Continuous Fundraising Events ~ Golf Tournaments, Fishing Charters, Veteran's Groups, E-mail, Phone and Letter solicitations. Please see our Events page for additional information.
In the event The Center does not meet its fundraising goals, The Center will follow Federal Guidelines for the disposition of its funds. These include:
Section 501(c)(3) requires that upon dissolution of your organization, your remaining assets must be used exclusively for exempt purposes, such as charitable, religious, educational, and/or scientific purposes.
We would make every effort to insure your generosity would remain focused on Veterans issues.