We can start submitting photos tomorrow[biggrin][biggrin]
I can't find either one using the online 501 C3 verification tool.The food pantry and the Backpack Program are 501 C3 programs.
The food pantry and the backpack program operate off of the BMA of MS' 501 C3. You can contact the 12 Basket organization, the Bay Area Food Bank of Alabama that we also belong to and buy food from or the Pineville Elementary school to verify what we do. If that doesn't work for you then you probably should just hang on to your cash to be on the safe side.[wink]I can't find either one using the online 501 C3 verification tool.
Is it possible they operate under different names than given? If so, what are they?
I'm all for supporting local charities, but have been burned in the past on some that claimed to be 501 C3 that turned out not to be legit, so I make it a habit to verify before donating.
Not finding a listing for "BMA of MS". What is the EIN number?The food pantry and the backpack program operate off of the BMA of MS' 501 C3.
You can say that again. Tens of millions a year are fraudulently collected on behalf of phony charities. People really need to do their research to make sure the gift goes where they think it goes.No problem y'all. The dude has the right to ask. Lots of crooks out there these days.