SAPDF Transition Statement

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The BERT Foundation, Inc.

Public Statement

August 6, 2014

In 2008, a group of like-minded business leaders came together under a SAUA-UASI grant to consider the establishment of a non-profit foundation. As we were considering the structure of this emergency preparedness organization, the Santa Ana Police Department approached us to form a Police Foundation to support many of their programs as well. We agreed and devoted the resources, time and energy to establish and develop the Santa Ana Police Foundation. Since then, 60% of our operations have been to police and community support projects.

In 2014 we were approached by the Santa Ana Police Department with the request to cease support of their programs. We have complied, effective August 1, 2014. Our name is now:

The BERT Foundation, Inc.

From its inception, a large part of our mission has been to develop the expertise, relationships and tools to help businesses, community service organizations, and houses of faith prepare for, respond to, and recover from large scale emergencies. We want to assure those that have supported us throughout the years, that while our name has changed, our mission has not. Our passion remains with our business community.

Those relationships include you, all first responders, your businesses, and your families. We are requesting your continued community support.

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The Board of Directors and Teams of The BERT Foundation, Inc.

The BERT Foundation, Inc. IRS 501(c)(3) 36-4653499 effective 9/24/2009 (Name change, eff: 8/1/2014)