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Leave a Legacy


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.

Giving through a 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.

Transfer on death

As an alternative to naming a beneficiary in a will, transfer on death accounts offer a relatively easy way to distribute your assets. These accounts avoid probate, and ensure that your assets are distributed to the intended beneficiaries without delay. Transfer on death accounts can include checking, savings, IRA’s, mutual funds, or other investment accounts. For many accounts, you can contact your financial institution directly to change your account to transfer on death and name beneficiaries.

Benefits include:

  • Avoid delays and legal fees associated with probate; your gift reaches us sooner.
  • Ensures that your assets are distributed to intended recipients.
  • Ability to name multiple beneficiaries, and make changes to specific accounts without changing your will.

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!