Here it is – up front and out in the open:
This is a plea for money.
Read the Why, Who, What, Where, and How below…
The Internal Revenue Service has recognized the
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association® Chapter 41-1 as a
Tax-Exempt, Non-Profit Charity
under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code.
Donations to our Association are tax deductible.
EIN: 27-4286338 Determination Letter of 19MAY2015
Why: Sometimes, Veterans need a little help to get back on their feet or with unforeseen expenses.
Who: We are Veterans and our mission is to help fellow Veterans.
What: In addition to donations made on this page, we hold fund-raising events during the year.
Where: Money collected supports Veterans in the Clark and Southern Nye County area.
How: We use PayPal to handle donations made by credit or debit cards. They provide a secure way to handle your transactions. You may also send a check.
Please keep reading…
Why? We understand what it means to go to war and come home again. We know the pain, anguish, suffering, depression, hunger, survivor’s guilt and detachment that comes from seeing what we have seen and being away from home and loved ones. We have lost comrades and been to (or near) the bottom. However, we have had the support of our friends and families to bring us back from the brink. And now, we want to help our sisters and brothers who have worn the uniform of the United States military return to society with some sense of normality. We want to help those veterans who are trying to start again or have unforeseen critical expenses. We need your money to do this.
Who are we? We are American Veterans and we are Nevadans.
We were born here.
We went to school here.
We moved here.
We live and work here.
We retired here.
We have ties to this community.
We are your neighbors, friends, customers, classmates, co-workers.
What we do… During the peak riding season, we hold one or two fund-raising events in the greater Las Vegas area. These could be Poker Runs, Car Washes, Bike Nights, Show & Shine contests, raffles, etc. You should know that our Officers receive no compensation and our administrative costs consist of required NV Secretary of State filings, a few stamps and some printing costs for events. We strive very hard to ensure that over 97% of money raised each year goes directly to support local Veterans.
Where is the money spent? Our primary area of concern is the veteran population in Clark and Southern Nye counties.
This is our home.
We want to help our brothers and sisters here.
Our primary focus is our Wheels4Warriors program. With sponsorship, we provide a used-but serviceable motorcycle, protective equipment, fuel, and insurance & registration for a year, we find a local Veteran who needs “Cycle Therapy” and get that Veteran out on the road. A secondary focus will be to a local organization that provides trained Service Dogs or other direct support to Veterans. We need your money to do this.
How can you donate? As a Charitable Non-Profit, we sought advice concerning transparency in our financial affairs. Nevada State Bank is our bank and they check in regularly to keep us on track. Additionally, they have provided guidance on the best way to ensure our on-line donations are not consumed by fees and remain secure. Upon their recommendation, we are using PayPal for donations.
At many rides and events, select Members will have a PayPal card reader for your convenience. This permits a secure transaction anywhere there is a cell signal!
With thanks to Ms. Amy Salz and the good people at
for their assistance and advice.