Tag Archive: Private Charity


Sanctuary For Wounded Warriors Gets Slapped With $10,000 Tax Bill

 

 

 

” A Virginia couple who put up $1 million and 37 acres of rural land to help brothers in arms are learning the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished.

  Ken and Julia Falke, who opened the Boulder Crest Retreat for Wounded Warriors in September, are on the receiving end of a $10,000 property tax bill from Loudoun County.

  Ken Falke told Fox News in a story broadcast Thursday that the couple — operating the site as a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization — is providing wounded veterans with services “the county can’t afford to deliver, the state can’t afford to deliver, and I guess arguably the federal government is not delivering.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fisher House Will Pay For Death Gratuities

 

 

” The Pentagon says families of fallen troops will begin receiving the $100,000 death gratuity that was suspended for more than a week due to the government shutdown.

On Wednesday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the department has forged an agreement with the Fisher House, a private charity organization, to provide payments directly to troops families during the shutdown. When the government resumes routine operations, the Defense Department will reimburse the Fisher House.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breezy Point Couple Overwhelmed As Volunteers Unveil New Home

 

 

Metz's Homecoming

 

 

” A couple whoseBreezy Point home was completely destroyed inSuperstorm Sandy got the surprise of a lifetime from a group of volunteers.

Led by the Virginia-based “Operation Blessing International,” hundreds of volunteers rebuilt Bert and Jeanne Metz’s home.

The volunteers worked tirelessly to help the Queens couple get back on their feet.

As CBS 2′s Dana Tyler reported, the Metzes were led, eyes closed, to a giant blue tarp for the big reveal.

They burst into tears as their newly renovated home was revealed and much-needed cheers filled their Breezy Point neighborhood, Tyler reported.”

 

 

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