What is a legacy gift?

A legacy gift is a gift made after death, after your family’s needs are met and other expenses are covered. It is usually made through your will as a specified amount or a percentage of your estate, but may also be through a life insurance policy, retirement account, or other method.

Why is it important to have a will?

Peace of mind

After a lifetime of hard work and saving, you want to make sure that your estate is handled according to your wishes.

Caring for others

Creating a legal will ensures that your family will be taken care of, and allows you to support charities by making a gift that leaves a legacy.

Avoid legal delays

Having a will in place makes it easier for your family to care for your estate.

Why give through my will?

A gift to Lima Rescue Mission through your will is one of the best and easiest ways to provide lasting care to the homeless and less fortunate. You show what you value and what matters to you when making a charitable gift through your will. You are choosing to leave a legacy that honors God by committing a portion of your estate to God’s work through the ministry of Lima Rescue Mission.

How do I make a legacy gift?

First, prayerfully consider a gift to Lima Rescue Mission through your will or other method. Then, meet with your attorney to create or update your will and discuss the best gift options for you. An unrestricted gift is usually preferred, as it allows us to determine the wisest use for the funds based on needs at the time of the gift.

Please let us know when you have named Lima Rescue Mission in your will, so that we can express our appreciation for your gift.

Additional Information

Your attorney may ask for this information when naming Lima Rescue Mission in your will. Our legal name is Lima Rescue Mission and our Federal Tax ID is 34-4474977. We are recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

We are happy to provide any documentation that you may need.

Thank you for considering a gift that will leave a legacy!

The Impact of Legacy Gifts

Throughout Lima Rescue Mission’s history, legacy gifts have provided significant support for our ministry to the homeless and less fortunate, ensuring that we are able to provide care to others well in to the future.

Lasting impact

Our Camp Roberts ministry to inner-city youth was started in 1975 through generous bequests. Over 40 years later, thousands of children have been introduced to God’s Word because of those legacy gifts.

Projects and improvements

Legacy gifts have allowed us to complete major projects and improvements that would not have been possible otherwise.

Financial stability

Legacy gifts provide financial stability for daily ministry, especially during times when we are serving more people, or when there are unforeseen expenses.

Future investment

These gifts also allow us to save funds that may be used for future ministry growth.

A gift from the heart

“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." - Matthew 6:20-21

For more information, you can download our Leave a Legacy brochure.