ABOUT BERLIN AIRLIFT HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
The Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation is a Public Benefit Corporation which operates for historical and educational purposes. Maintaining and preserving the Foundation's Douglas C-54E "Spirit of Freedom tm" and Boeing C-97G "Angel of Deliverance", is a demanding responsibility that requires dedication and a variety of support on a continuing basis.
To obtain resources for funding, equipment , parts, historical data and volunteer help, the Foundation solicits help from a National Support Group consisting of individuals, organizations, corporations, and Foundation members who recognize the mission of the Foundation to preserve the Berlin Airlift History, preserve the Cold War history and preserve a flying example of a Douglas C-54 and Boeing C-97 Transport. Each transport is unique and each has historical data and displays mounted inside its fuselage and is used for historical and educational activities.
The objectives and goals of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation are:
1. To restore and preserve, in flying condition, a Douglas C-54 aircraft, to be displayed to the public as a flying museum, and used for educational and historical purposes.
2. To restore and preserve, in flying condition, other types of aircraft used in the Berlin Airlift and display such aircraft to the public.
3. To establish facilities for permanent protection, display, and maintenance of these aircraft.
4. To establish an organization having the dedication and enthusiasm required to operate, maintain, and display such aircraft, and to preserve the memory and alliance of the men and women of the United States, Great Britain, France, And Germany who conducted the greatest humanitarian operation in aviation history and thereby sustained the besieged city of Berlin from June 1948 to May 1949.
CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
The Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable organization by the Internal revenue Service as described in Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code. IRS Tax exempt documents are available for inspection upon request.
SPIRIT OF FREEDOM NATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP NEWS
The National Support Group is informed about the progress and needs of the Foundation through the "Spirit of Freedom tm" National Support Group News. This report, issued periodically, contains news from around the world as to who is doing what to keep the Spirit of Freedom tm flying. For a Sample Click on
NOT A MUTUAL BENEFIT CORPORATION
The Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation IS NOT a club, society, or an association that operates for the benefit of its members. The Foundation is a charitable corporation. The term MEMBER is a cosmetic term used to express appreciation to Foundation contributors and to recognize those contributors who want to support the Foundation on a continuing basis. Operations are conducted in a corporate environment and volunteers are selected based on the needs of the Foundation.
TWO FLYING MUSEUMS, MEMORIALS, AND CLASSROOMS
By supporting the Foundation, you will help Foundation with the creation, maintenance, and improvement of displays inside the fuselage of the "Spirit of Freedom" tm and "Angel of Deliverance". We use these displays and artifacts to educate the public on the Berlin Airlift and its legacies. Continuous updates are necessary as new stories emerge and new artifacts obtained.
HELP SUPPORT OUR MISSION OF HISTORY, EDUCATION, AND REMEMBRANCE!!
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SPIRIT OF FREEDOM
NATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP
Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation, PO BOX 782 Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Select a support option that best suits you:
The Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable non-profit corporation that exists on public support. You can help support the educational and historical mission of the Foundation. You are invited to select your support from the following three options. PLEASE MAKE CONTRIBUTIONS IN U.S. FUNDS. Forward completed registration form to: Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation, P.O. Box 782, Farmingdale, NJ 07727.
OPTION 1: Please register me as an SUPPORTING MEMBER of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation. Enclosed is my annual contribution of $_____________ (minimum $50). Membership will be on a yearly basis. You will receive the Foundationís newsletter, National Support Group News, (Approximately 4 issues per year and any updates/reports), an identification card showing that you are a proud supporter of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation, and free admittance for you (and your family) to the Foundation aircraft at public events. In addition, you will have the opportunity to volunteer your time helping the Foundation fulfill its mission, whether it is aircraft maintenance, showing the aircraft at public displays, or other necessary functions on "As needed" basis. Finally, you will have the satisfaction of keeping an important part of our history alive for future generations.
OPTION 2: Please register me as a LIFETIME MEMBER of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation. Enclosed is my one-time contribution of $_____________ (minimum $500). Membership will be on a lifetime basis. As a lifetime member, I will not be required to pay an annual contribution and will receive all mailings to Foundation members, receive the National Support Group News, and receive a special recognition Lifetime ID Badge. As a Lifetime member, do you want to be listed as an available volunteer? ____ YES ___ NO
OPTION 3: I prefer not being a member of the Foundation, but want to help support the Foundation's educational and historical mission and help keep the Douglas C-54, and Boeing C-97 transports airworthy. To keep the Spirit of Freedom flying, enclosed is my contribution of $___________.
WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN AIRCRAFT SPONSOR BY CONTRIBUTION A TAX EXEMPT CONTRIBUTION OF $1,000? _____ YES _________ NO _________ MAYBE
If So, Which Aircraft? ____ Douglas C-54E "Spirit of FreedomTM" ____ Boeing C-97G "Angel of Deliverance"
NAME _____________________________ ADDRESS___________________________________________________
TELEPHONE ___________________________________________ BERLIN AIRLIFT VETERAN??__________________
Please complete the following if registering for OPTION 1 or 2
What would you like to do as a volunteer?____________________________________________________________________
Names of other Foundation supporters you are acquainted with?__________________________________________________
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE A CREDIT CARD, YOU MAY DO SO ONLINE BY USING PAYPAL. PLEASE ADD PAYPAL FEE, (theirs, not ours) TO THE CONTRIBUTION PLEASE! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!