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Letter I sent to the IRS 3 months ago.

Take Note: I personally prefer private donations,and would like to veer completely away from any government monies/grants..
 
The highest amount of donations have come from: Private donors,and that Is what I prefer! = not being from: grants/government,union,special interest ties...I appreciate the past MOHF grants,but private donations are prefered;I will be contacting the IRS VERY SOON! To Make sure they understand the concept.UPDATE: I SENT A LETTER TO THE IRS CERTIFIED,REGISTERED,AND THEY HAD SIGHNED -SO THEY INDEED RECEIVED IT.I HAVE STILL NOT GAINED A RESPONSE FROM THEM? MY ADVICE TO THEM IS THAT THEY WILL COMPLY.IF I KEEP SEEING MY ORGANIZATION ON THE WEB; BEING IDENTIFIED AS RECEIVING GOVERNMENT FUNDING - MY ADVICE TO THOSE PUTTING LINKS OUT AS SUCH -IS TO STOP DOING SO! IT IS NOT MY FAULT THE IRS SEEMS TO NOT BE  LISTENING TO ME.

 
I TYPED THIS PRIOR TO SENDING THE IRS A LETTER:  
I want everyone to know, and understand, that This Is mine and my husbands home,out-buildings,and personal property = It Is all paid with My/Our personal account, including: Insurances,Taxes.. are paid  with my/our personal account-monies.I absolutely  love my beautiful bear facilities, and rehabilitating, and observing bears,and educating the general public ,and I   just want to set the record straight,and that Is; that we are not a government run organization! If the IRS Is not aware of this,and If I need to make changes within the 501c3 for any particular reason that may be suggesting that we are; I will be Making changes. Listen ;I respect many others whom work with  bears, and I have a good communication for the most part with Maine State biologist,I am not saying it is perfect,but they certainly understand I do not play games, nor am I In the mood = We eventually get things worked out..I dislike special interest,ridiculous red tape,government,union influence at times = any sort of power grab! I have had some communication issues with MDIFW,and too past CPA's, Accountants...But I am moving forward ,and simply have been trying to get everything worked out and resolved.
 
Sincerely,
Dawn L. Brown
Bear Rehabilitation,research & release
90 Mountain Road
New Sharon Maine 04955
phone 207.778.2902
email: dawnbrown@hciwireless.net
 


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Dawn L. Brown
Second Chance Wildlife, Inc.
90 Mountain Road
New Sharon Maine 04955

Email: dawnbrown@hciwireless.net

phone# 207-778-2902

2014 State file

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Dawn & Michael working on fence line
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MOHF grant paid for material cost for the small bear pen ,and the post,fence...for another pen.

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Dawn working on building
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This bear building /structure, sideing.. built with mine & my husbands private/personal monies.

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Dawn Painting den box
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Michael working on the homemade bear trap
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It works great!

Dawn Cutting Plywood
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building for transporting prep,and immediate care
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We purchased all building supplies
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Immediate care building

immediate care bear building
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Dawn stapling the fence to post
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Michael working
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digging post holes

Dawn working
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Michael woking on fuse box,connecting wires...
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Keeping MY bear facility In tiptop shape =Lots of labor is involved!

  • Camera upkeep & repairs
  • 2011 new security cams,monitor screen, cameras,dvr recorder....
  • Lost 6 cams...due to lightning storm In the process of working on fixing this issue....
  • Gate handles
  • Fasteners
  • New gate
  • Insulators
  • Clearing trees along fence line...
  • Checking post,fence line..continually monitoring facility!
  • 2010 New fence charger bought,ground pipes,fencing material/upkeep...

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Second Chance Wildlife,Inc. Is Now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit ;THAT MAY CHANGE = I HAVE TRIED TO CONTACT THE IRS WITH A FORMAL LETTER;THAT I HAD SENT THEM - MY SUGESTION TO THEM - IS THAT THEY WILL COMPLY) 
PRIOR: The IRS has received all forms needed,and necessary for filing and has now approved . I have also Starter cost/fee: Submitted the 990-N file;this has been processed. A $750.00 user fee to the IRS was  sent certified mail 5-15-09.Though we have only received small donations in the past couple years (all donations are listed on the website) A budget has been created in hope to gain some larger donations. (Everything is money & time) First donations appeared In: 2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013.. Me and my husbands deposited personal monies /  deposited into my Second Chance Wildlife,Inc. account.I,nor my husband have ever made earnings until 2014-I have paid myself a total of ~4000  I have been a Maine licenced Rehabilitator since 1997 = I care for cubs observe them,and document development, behavior,educate,I do all the books,run my fb page,website,and youtube channel,and work  on my facilities with my husbands much appreciated help! I hope to be able to pay him too for the time , work,he has contributed.This journey for me  has  purely been my passionate hobby over the years,and now after 17 years = 2014 is the 1st time I have actually paid myself .   
Begining /starter cost for:The Foundation Group was: $1,200.00-phase I & II. also 990-N preparation $100.00 for a couple years,and I have filed there after (the foundation group prepared forms for the 501c3,and I do thank them,but there are times; I  had questions Indeed for why some things may be worded a certain way;after a while they prefer to not answer questions.I will often question; because I like to make sure everything is reviewed thoroughly, by making sure we are in agreement the way everything is prepared,and it is accurate/correct. I also send The State of Maine annual report filing fee cost of: $85.00 yearly fee.In refernce to The 501c3 On: 8-13-09 I faxed over additional information/forms that were required for the IRS to complete the application process for: Second Chance Wildlife, Inc.(regarding the 1023 application,8821 form.)
2014 Update : I have filed-2013 990N e-postcard,and  I will be making some changes within the bylaws= I will be working on this process,and will be contacting the IRS with a written letter format descibing the changes,and my sugestion to the IRS.Is that they will comply, and follow through with my request.