February 18, 2016

PSP STRONG Gains Public Charity Status, Partners With Pittsburgh Penguins

Wilkes-Barre, PA – PSP STRONG, INC. is proud to announce it is now officially a public charity with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Contributions donated to PSP STRONG are fully tax-deductible retroactive to the founding of the organization on or about March 25, 2015.

PSP STRONG is now also eligible to apply for government and foundation grants which will further broaden its access to resources and strengthen its ability to provide financial assistance for the benefit of the men and women of the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and their families in times of illness, crisis or tragedy.

PSP STRONG, INC. is also pleased to announce that it has received a grant in the amount of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00) from the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation to further our purpose to benefit the state police members and their families and to bolster community support in accordance with our mission statement. These funds will be distributed in the near future as we team up with programs run by PSP and some other programs organized by troopers that help enrich the lives of children in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. PSP STRONG is very grateful to the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation for their generosity and support of both PSP STRONG and the PSP.

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation is dedicated to the physical, educational and emotional development of kids in our community. “We believe that given a safe and nurturing environment ‘Kids Will Change the Future’. We whole heartedly embrace PSP Strong’s powerful statement ‘In this family, no one fights alone!’ and as part of their family we will provide ongoing support of their efforts to bolster community support,” commented Dave Soltesz President Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.

Finally, PSP STRONG, INC. is proud to announce that we have begun to make disbursements of funds raised by its website and public fundraising. This is all thanks to the many generous and supportive members of not only the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, but also from all over the country. PSP STRONG is clearly proud and supportive of the PSP. The generosity and support of the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and elsewhere are what have led to the success of this charitable venture and to the benefit of our state police families and PSP STRONG is very grateful for that support. We remain PSP STRONG and we are honored to continue our efforts.

With prior written authorization, we will be allowing certain individuals and/or organizations to raise funds for PSP Strong™ using our name and/or logo so that we may continue to benefit and support as many Pennsylvania State Troopers and their families as possible. Should you be interested, please send your inquiry to our email address pspstrongtshirts@gmail.com and a representative will contact you. Thank you again for your support.

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