Articles of Incorporation of the undersigned, a majority of whom are citizens of the United States, desiring to form a Non-Profit Corporation under the Non-Profit Corporation Law of Texas, do hereby certify:
First: The name of the Corporation shall be Houston Ground Angels
Second: The place in this state where the principal office of the Corporation is to be located is the City of Baytown, Harris County.
Third: Said corporation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
The corporation shall provide air and ground transportation into, around, and out of the Greater Houston Area for qualified Patients. This transportation will include trips from/to airports, medical facilities, and/or temporary/permanent housing. Patients may qualify for this service through recommendations from Physicians, Social Workers, or other 501(c)(3) organizations.
Fourth: The names and addresses of the persons who are the initial trustees of the corporation are as follows:
- William C. Hunter 2613 Lake Park Drive, La Marque, Tx 77568
- Bror A. Peterson 3006 Beecham Circle, Houston, Tx 77068
Fifth: No part of the net earnings shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set fourth in Article Third hereof. No substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempt to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Not withstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future tax code, or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Sixth: Upon the dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets no so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competency Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.
In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names this 8th day of July 2005.