It has been a while since we posted our last update on the foundation project progress. News were sporadic because the few of us focused on doing ground work diligently and dutifully while Yeow Hock worked on developing a new website for us, YS Lee and Tiam Loong the accountant have been going about doing the necessary for Works of Gratitude Sdn Bhd. We decided to wind up WOG in Malaysia and set up our intended foundation in the US instead. This will be for the best on many aspects.
We have also identified a US law firm in Texas that specializes in NGOs. As mentioned earlier, our foundation will work with the medical team experts in treating NF at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. The funds that we have raised for this project so far will be used to cover the necessary expenditures for setting up the foundation in US. We are in need of suitable people in US to form the foundation’s Board of Directors and a US address to register the foundation too.
As we all know by now, Donald Trump has just won the US presidential elections and Republicans are back to being the majority in government. I hope this will lead to positive growth for our foundation in US because the hospital and medical team we will work with is in southern California – the largest Republicans state in US.
From now on, we will be working towards getting sponsors for the foundation instead of relying on donations from the general public. Accounting and handling of funds will be much easier. We will stay accountable to our sponsors and compliant to the relevant Us laws.