The Colonel Krizek Legacy Society
Americans Helping Americans® was founded in 1990 in part as a way to give back to those, and their families, who devoted years of their lives ensuring the freedoms we as citizens of the United States enjoy today.
Create your legacy with the Colonel Krizek Legacy Society through a planned gift today to build better futures for generations to come.
Please join me as a member of the Col. Krizek Legacy Society, so that together we can continue to impact lives long after we’re gone. I founded Americans Helping Americans® in 1990 in part as a way to give back to those, and their families, who devoted years of their lives ensuring the freedoms we as citizens of the United States enjoy today.
To support future generations of these Americans I established the Col. Krizek Legacy Society and have personally included Americans Helping Americans® in my estate plans. I hope you will consider this very special way to honor American veterans and meet the needs of so many other remarkable Americans both young and old who share this incredible country with us.
I am proud to be a veteran myself, having joined the U.S. Army Air Corps (later the U.S. Air Force), in 1946 following my graduation from high school. And I am honored to have been able to serve my country in active duty service on three separate occasions as well as more than three decades in the Air Force Reserves, retiring with the rank of colonel.
At Americans Helping Americans® we have a saying “every day is Veterans Day” because every day we work with our partners in West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and elsewhere in Appalachia rehabilitating homes and constructing accessibility ramps for the elderly and disabled veterans, and delivering hot meals and food boxes for veterans to help them get through the month as they struggle to make do on meager fixed incomes.
Ways to Give
Put It in Writing
If you are ready to include a gift to Americans Helping Americans® in your will, ask your attorney to add this suggested wording:
I give to Americans Helping Americans, Inc.®, Alexandria, VA (the sum of $_____ or ____ percent of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate) for its general purposes.
Wills and Living Trusts
You want to leave money toAmericans Helping Americans® in your will. You also want the flexibility to change your will in the event that life circumstances change. You can do both.
In as little as one sentence, you can complete your gift. This type of donation to Americans Helping Americans® in your will or living trust helps ensure that we continue our mission for years to come.
If you have left Americans Helping Americans® in your will, fill out this Bequest Intention Form and let us know.
They are easy and flexible. Tools for designation can include:
· Life Insurance Policies
· IRA and Retirement Plans
· Commercial Annuities
It only takes three steps to make this type of gift. Here’s how to nameAmericans Helping Americans® as a beneficiary:
1. Contact your retirement plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution for a change-of-beneficiary form.
2. Decide what percentage (1 to 100) you would like us to receive and name us, along with the percentage you chose, on the beneficiary form.
3. Return the completed form to your plan administrator, insurance company, bank or financial institution.
1. Contact Paul Krizek at (703) 317-9485 for additional information on bequests or to chat more about the different options for including Americans Helping Americans® in your will or estate plan.
2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
3. If you include Americans Helping Americans® in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.
Legal Name: Americans Helping Americans®, Inc.
Address: 8301 Richmond Highway, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22309
Federal Tax ID Number: 54-1884520