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Donate by Wills & Trusts
Leaving a gift to Support Our Troops is the perfect opportunity to reflect on and implement what is important in your life and what you would like to see supported in the future.
“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies . . . Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die . . . It doesn't matter what you do, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away.”
~~ Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
“The little bit you and me might change the world," Malloy smiled, "it wouldn’t show up until a hundred years after we were dead. We'd never see it."
"But it'd be there.”
~~ James Jones, From Here to Eternity
You can in fact live on forever. Including Support Our Troops, Inc. in your Will or Trust is one of the easiest ways to make an important difference, to assure that immediate and future generations have the same opportunity to enjoy Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness as you.
It’s generally as simple as adding a brief statement to your estate documents. Often you can just add a codicil (a supplement, addendum) to an existing document.
The following are simple ways that you can name Support Our Troops, Inc.as a beneficiary in your Will or Trust.
Specific Amount: "I give, devise and bequeath an amount equal to $_____________ to Support Our Troops, Inc, TIN 33-1112829."
(This names Support Our Troops, Inc.as beneficiary of a specific monetary amount from your estate from your estate.)
Specific Object: “I give, devise and bequeath all my right, title and interest in [description of real property, securities or tangible personal property i.e ‘my personal residence located at 123 Main Street, Anytown, zip, USA’] to Support Our Troops, Inc., TIN 33-1112829.”
(This names Support Our Troops, Inc.as beneficiary of a specific asset or group of assets such as real property, securities or tangible personal property, from your estate.)
Percentage Gift: “I hereby give, devise and bequeath an amount equal to _____% (_________ percent) of the total value of my estate to Support Our Troops, Inc., TIN 33-1112829.”
(This names Support Our Troops, Inc.as beneficiary of a percentage of your estate.)
Residuary Gift. “I hereby give, devise and bequeath the residuary of my estate to Support Our Troops, Inc., TIN 33-1112829.”
(This leaves Support Our Troops, Inc. the balance of your estate after things left to others and payment of all costs of estate administration.)
Some Thoughts About Real Property
Owning a home, a vacation home, a commercial building, an undeveloped parcel of land or even a farm, provides a sense of comfort and financial security. But what about when you pass away, or when you no longer have a use or need for owning real property? What will become of the property? How will the property be used?
By naming Support Our Troops, Inc. as the beneficiary of your real property, you will have the comfort of knowing that your real property will be used to support the troops in their missions. By simply agreeing to give Support Our Troops, Inc. your real property at that time when you no longer have a use or need for it, you will forever establish your legacy of commitment to Americans freedom. Certainly there is no better way to be remembered and no better gift to leave behind.
Some Theoughts About Life
Some thoughts and considerations one of our founders can share with you are as follows.
I am the last survivor of my original family. The great circle of life is a familiar friend. I should have been dead many times, but I guess I’m not done doing what God’s doing through me, so I spend a great deal of time working on the world’s most difficult problems. I know death well. I know life well. And as you reflect on what to do with your money I can suggest a few helpful thoughts. It is your money. You and your spouse have worked very hard for it. You children did not work for it, should work for their own, and their duty is to do with it what you want done with it. Its destiny is yours alone to determine and don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise. When you’re lying on your death bed looking back at each decision you made, you what to have made it now the way you will then wish you had made it. This is your moment to think about who you are, what you stand for, what you’re made of, and what you’ll to leave behind as your influence on this world.
~~ Martin C. Boire
Advice. SOT® suggests you consult with your legal advisors in the drafting of your Trust or Will. The above information is general information, not specific legal advice for your situation, and is not a substitute for professional legal counsel. Your legal counsel can advise you on the most appropriate way to protect the nation that gave you so much by remembering Support Our Troops.®