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Special tax credits available
Individuals wishing to give and obtain cash credit in return are encouraged to consider obtaining a tax credit for giving to any of the Southern sponsored housing, youth, education or health programs. Appalachian Labor School (SALS).
SALS has been certified to participate in the 2022-23 Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP). SALS received $43,000 in tax credits to give back to donors. Credits can be given for donated goods, building materials, school and office supplies, equipment, vehicles, stocks and cash with a minimum value of $500. Credits are available now.
The PIN, administered by the West Virginia Development Office, was created to increase the rate of charitable donations to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in West Virginia. In exchange for donating cash, personal property, real estate or stock, a business or individual donor can receive a state tax credit worth up to 50% of the donation. The credits come off the bottom line of your West Virginia tax return, reducing your taxes by providing you with a larger refund. People can also deduct the donation from their federal return as a charitable contribution if they itemize.
For information on donating or volunteering for any SALS program, including New River Safe Housing, Historic Oak Hill School, or SALS Community Center Youth Programs in Beards Fork, call 304-250 -7627; write to SALS, PO Box 127, Kincaid, WV 25119; or email [email protected]
For more information on SALS, visit www.sals.info.
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SALS among grant recipients
The United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia, Inc. last month awarded grants totaling more than $100,000 to several organizations in West Virginia. According to Foundation President Jeff Taylor, the Foundation’s Grants Committee reviews applications and awards grants to help fund innovative programs that meet acute community needs.
The Foundation has awarded grants to the following people:
• The Southern Appalachian Labor School received a grant to continue repairs to former owner-occupied company homes in the West Virginia coalfields.
• Elkins First United Methodist Church received a grant to expand its food ministry, providing food to those experiencing food insecurity.
• Rebuilding Together Charleston received a grant to continue its Safe at Home project, which offers home repairs to improve the homeowner’s safety and quality of life.
• Cheat Lake United Methodist Church in Morgantown received a grant to expand its technology capabilities.
• Warwood United Methodist Church in Wheeling received a grant to create an accessible entrance to its building.
• Sugar Valley United Methodist Church in Bruceton Mills received a grant to upgrade its public address system, increasing accessibility for the hearing impaired.
• Antioch United Methodist Church in New Creek received a grant to install kitchens and bathrooms to accommodate mission teams and those temporarily displaced by natural disasters.
• Hardy County Helpers in Moorefield received a grant to continue building ramps.
• Spring Heights Camp and Spencer Retreat Center received a grant to expand the DaySpring Mobile Camp program.
• The Crim Memorial United Methodist Church in Philippi received a grant to expand streaming capabilities.
• Racine United Methodist Church in Racine received a grant to install a new sound system in the church auditorium.
The United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia, Inc., established in 1974, administers more than $125 million for ministries in West Virginia and Garrett County, Maryland.