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Here are some examples of how you can leave real estate or vacant property with the USLSSHA to help support our mission.

Legal Designation:

If you wish to name The U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association in your will or estate plan, we should be named as: The U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Massachusetts, with principal business address of PO Box 1031, Eastham, MA. 02642.

Tax ID:

Our tax identification number is: 88-6050475

Date of Incorporation:

December 6, 1996

At The US Life-Saving Service Heritage Association, all unrestricted charitable gifts are used strategically to support top mission priorities. If you have a more specific purpose in mind, please contact us at: (810) 275-8210 to ensure that we can meet your wishes. Whether you choose to restrict a gift or not, your support will help us achieve our preservation and educational goals for future generations to enjoy.

Additional Sample Language for Gifts of Real Estate

Donating Real Estate Through Your Will or Trust

If you own property that you would like to donate to the Heritage Association through your will or trust, the following language, which you should share with your attorney, can be used:
I hereby give, devise and bequeath to The U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Massachusetts, and with current business address of PO Box 1031, Eastham, MA. 02642, tax identification number 88-6050475, all of that certain piece, parcel or lot of land owned by me and situated and being in the Town of _______ and more particularly described as follows: [full legal description of property]

I understand that the above-mentioned real estate may not be in the best interest of the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association’s preservation and educational mission. If it does not qualify, I hereby give my permission for it to be sold at the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association’s sole discretion and the proceeds used as the Heritage Association’s Board of Directors deems appropriate to further the purposes of the Heritage Association.
Note:
At the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association, all unrestricted charitable gifts are used strategically to support top mission priorities. If you have a more specific purpose in mind, please contact us at 844-875-7742 to ensure that we can meet your wishes. Whether you choose to restrict a gift or not, your support will help us achieve our preservation and educational goals for future generations.

Donating Land Through Your Will or Trust

If you would like to donate land to the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association through your estate, we encourage you to consider giving us the flexibility to accept the property without restrictions. When we receive the property, we will evaluate it and determine if it meets our preservation and educational mission priorities. If it does not, we will sell the land and use the proceeds for our priority preservation and educational work. If this is not satisfactory, then you may want to leave your property to us with a provision that, if we are unable to hold onto it, it will go to another non-profit organization with different priorities and criteria than ours for protection; for example, a local land trust.

The following language, which you should share with your attorney, can be used to devise property to the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association:
I hereby give, devise and bequeath to The U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Massachusetts, and with current business address of PO Box 1031, Eastham, MA. 02642, tax identification number 88-6050475, all of that certain piece, parcel or lot of land owned by me and situated and being in the Town of _______ and more particularly described as follows: [full legal description of property]

I understand that the above-mentioned property may not be in the best interest of the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association’s preservation and educational mission. If it does not qualify, I hereby give my permission for it to be sold at the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association’s sole discretion and the proceeds used as the Heritage Association’s Board of Directors deems appropriate to further the purposes of the Heritage Association.

I understand that at the time of my death, property shall be inspected to determine whether it provides habitat for any rare, endangered or threatened species and whether it has any natural features or characteristics that should be protected. I understand that Heritage Association will endeavor to provide for appropriate protection for the property or any portions of the property that then contain any such species or natural characteristics and features. This may include selling the property with conservation restrictions or finding another non-profit organization with different priorities and criteria than ours for protection; for example, a local land trust.

EITHER:
If at the time of my death, the U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association determines that it cannot use the property, then the Heritage Association may sell the property unrestricted.

OR:
If at the time of my death, The U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association determines that it cannot hold onto the property, then I leave the property to ___________ [local land trust or other conservation organization] if it agrees to hold onto it. If that organization will not hold onto it, then ___________ [decide whether you then wish to leave it unrestricted to the Heritage Association, or to name a third organization as beneficiary].
Note:
At the US Life-Saving Service Heritage Association, all unrestricted charitable gifts are used strategically to support top mission priorities. If you have a more specific purpose in mind, please contact us at 844-875-7742 to ensure that we can meet your wishes. Whether you choose to restrict a gift or not, your support will help us achieve our preservation and educational goals for future generations.

The US Life Saving Service Heritage Association is a nationally recognized IRS registered 501(c)3 non profit Corporation incorporated in the State of Massachusetts.