The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected minorities, due to living conditions, work circumstances, and lack of access to care.
Addressing the needs of these minorities is not only the right thing to do, it is also how we, together, can take action to stop the virus from spreading across the entire population.
We are working with non-profit and governmental organizations to disseminate face masks to affected families in these areas that need it the most.
We got off the ground quickly to focus on making an impact and are taking the steps to build a sustainable organization. StopCOVID-19 Special Operations Group (the "SOG" or the "Company") is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation that is applying with the Internal Revenue Service (the "IRS") for recognition of its tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”). Given the crisis and the innumerable organizations rapidly formed to fight the pandemic, the IRS and other governmental organizations involved in establishing the Company as a tax-exempt entity have experienced some delays. As of May 20th, 2020, the SOG has not yet received a determination letter recognizing the Company’s tax-exempt status.
Contributions made to the SOG, including contributions made prior to the time that the Company has obtained tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3), will be deductible to the extent permitted by applicable law upon the Company’s receipt of an IRS letter of determination recognizing the Company’s tax-exempt status.
Please consult with your tax advisor regarding the timing, availability, and amount of any income deduction available as a result of contributions to the Company.
We would like to thank you again for your participation, in whichever form it may take, to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences.