Street Evangelist David R. Garza
by David R. Garza
(San Antonio, Texas, USA)
Greetings and Blessings,
Since November 2010, I have been ministering out on the intersections under the overpasses by playing Christmas Carols and Gospel Hymns on my 92-year-old Saxophone. As my Street Ministry has grown I personally hand out approximately 3000 Bible Tracts and Salvation Tracts mostly at my own expense. I get to pray for approximately 1000 motorists and pedestrians (mostly homeless). I usually receive some contributions from these people. Some have asked me if I am 'Tax Except' in order for them to receive a deduction if they want to give me a used automobile, computer, printer, etc.
My question is, 'Do I need to have a 501c' in order to accommodate a contributor's tax deductible needs, or can I just issue a statement of donation with my letterhead? Is there a maximum yearly limit to donation valuations that I can receive? Also what kind of certifications do I need in order to get city permits? (I am a 66 year old Service connected disabled veteran).
David R. Garza ><>
Soldiers Of The Cross