Non-Profit Organization Founded
While Akira has been gathering connections and a plan in Japan on where and how to use donation resources, we’ve been busy setting up the infrastructure to get him all the pledges from athletes, as well as the donations from fans.
We’ve setup a bona fide non-profit organization called “Skiers Help Foundation” and are currently applying for 501(C)3 status under the IRS tax code. This means that if you pay US taxes you may be eligible for tax deductions when registration comes through.
Akira has connected with the Ski Association of Japan who has many members in the affected areas providing valuable information on the needs and shortages. Together with these members and the SAJ, Akira will be heading in to those areas and administer the resources of our gracious donors.
We have sent all our pledge members emails with payment instruction. Anyone wishing to donate to the Skiers Helping Japan cause can do so by wiring donations to the following institution in the USA:
Account Name: Skiers Help Foundation
Account Number: 0007-240619
Bank Name: Bank of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
SWIFT Code (BIC): BOHIUS77XXX
Bank Routing Number (ABA): 121301028
If needed, the business address is:
Skiers Help Foundation
Representative: Stephan Boeker
44 Kamila St
Kula, HI 96790
This step of collecting the pledges is hugely important to get Akira the resources that he and the thousands still suffering are counting on.
Thank you again for all the support and dedication to an area that is and will be suffering for a long time to come.