501(c)(3) Designation – Received!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A Tu Lado reached a milestone today. We received our 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS. Less than 11 months after being founded in Minnesota, we are now federally-recognized for our work.

Thank you to everyone who has helped us reach this point: to our partners in Venezuela – Venemergencia, Universidad Simon Bolivar, and El Cuerpo Voluntario de Bomberos de Universidad Simon Boliva; our partners in Minnesota – Macalester College, Macalester First Aid, the University of Minnesota, and Mano a Mano International; our partners in Bolivia – Mano a Mano Apoyo Aereo, SAR Bolivia, and Universidad Mayor San Simon. Thank you for your belief in our work and your collaborative efforts.

We look forward to many great years ahead.