Katie Thisdell reports on news from Stafford County. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 540/735-1975.
Project Foot’s paperwork approved
Project Foot is now authorized to solicit for charitable donations in Virginia.
The Florida-based organization, which says it helps veterans and military families, was the subject of a warning from a state agency in mid-December. The Office of Consumer Affairs told consumers that they couldn’t verify that donations would be used for a charitable purpose–these types of warnings are relatively rare.
A month later, the organizers still hadn’t filed the appropriate paperwork, but were working on it. The Marine Corps also released information about the military record of a Stafford man tied to the organization.
Elaine Lidholm, communications director for the agency, said today that the agency had received Project Foot’s paperwork and that it was approved.
“Otherwise, I don’t think we would have put them up,” she said about the Charitable Organization Database, where potential donors can check on organizations. (When I typed in Project Foot, the results had not been updated yet.)