COVID Rapid Response Team - Chicago is the main medical resource to fight COVID-19 in homeless shelters in Chicago.
Formed by a group of students from medical, pharmacy, and nursing schools, they work tirelessly to provide consistent COVID-19 symptomatic screenings, educational services, and support to staff and residents.
They are not affiliated with any institutions and we are working to support them with basic personal protective equipment.
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.