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PO Box 925
Friendswood, TX 77546

832-757-1499

Planned Giving

Become a guardian responder and leave a legacy to the first responders that you care about. 

Planned gifts ensure that the Texas LODD Task Force can continue to serve first responders and their loved ones for years to come.
 

Guardian Responders are dedicated friends of the Texas LODD Task Force who have committed to leaving a legacy of financial support through a bequest or other planned gift arrangement. Including the Task Force in your estate planning will mean responses, family care, remembrance programs, education and special programs will continue long after your lifetime.
 

If you have included the Texas LODD Task Force in your estate plans but have not yet notified us, please email john@texasloddtaskforce.com or call 722-5070.
 

Benefits of Becoming a Guardian Responder

By becoming a Guardian Responder, you will be making a difference for the first responders, their loved ones and agencies for years to come. Additional benefits include:

  • Recognition on our website

  • Recognition in our year end reports

  • Invitations to Task Force events and other activities

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Bequest Options and Sample Attorney Language

Your attorney or financial advisor can work with you to include the Texas LODD Task Force in your will, trust or codicil. Below is specific language that you and your attorney can use. Bequest options include:
 

  • Specific Bequest- States a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or specific property is left to the Texas LODD Task Force. Sample language: 
    I give, devise and bequeath ____% of my estate (or specific assets) for the benefit of the Texas LODD Task Force,
    PO Box 925, Friendswood, TX 77546, FEIN 76-0633544, to be used for its general purposes.

     

  • Residuary Bequest- Made when you intend to leave the residue portion of your assets (your residual estate) after other terms of the will have been satisfied. Sample language: 
    All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to the Texas LODD Task Force,

    PO Box 925, Friendswood, TX 77546, FEIN 76-0633544, to be used for its general purposes.
     

  • Contingency Bequest- Allows you to leave a portion of your estate to the Texas LODD Task Force if your named beneficiary does not survive you. Sample language: 
    If [beneficiary name] does not survive me, I devise and bequeath my residuary estate to the Texas LODD Task Force,
    PO Box 925, Friendswood, TX 77546, FEIN 76-0633544, to be used for its general purposes.
     

  • Restricted Bequest- Allows you to designate how your gift to the Texas LODD Task Force will be used, such as to name an endowment or to support a specific purpose (i.e., the Phoenix Project or the SOS Program).
    Sample language can vary greatly depending on the bequest. Please consult with your attorney.

     

  • Other Gifts- You can also leave real estate, IRAs, insurance policies and personal property. Gift annuities and stock are also considered planned gifts and may offer substantial tax advantages.

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Planned Giving FAQs
 

  • What is your tax ID number?  Our Tax ID is 76-0633544
     

  • What address should I use in my Estate planning documents?  Please use: Texas LODD Task Force, PO Box 925, Friendswood, TX 77546
     

  • How will my bequest be used?  All unrestricted gifts received through a planned gift are placed into our sustainability fund. This ensures that today’s lifesaving programs are safeguarded for the future. Over time, these funds will help us continue our mission to serve first responders, loved ones, and agencies that have suffered an on-duty injury or line of duty death, and will help us continue our awareness initiatives.
     

  • How can I create a named endowment?  There are many opportunities to name programs for individuals or families who wish to leave a significant balance of their estate to the Texas LODD Task Force for a specific purpose. Each program has a different funding need. Please call Wendy Norris at 832-647-6770 or email wendy@texasloddtaskforce.com to discuss your goals.

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