H.E.R.O.C. DISCLAIMER- Explains its work in Guyana
The Health & Education Relief Organization for Cancer Inc., (H.E.R.O.C.) is a New York State Nonprofit Corporation, filed with NYS Secretary of State on December 12, 2014. H.E.R.O.C received Public Charity Status under 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code from the United States Treasury. To date we are registered with the Charities Bureau of NYS Office of the Attorney General.
During our first inaugural trip to Guyana in October 2016, we encountered some opposition by the Founder and President of the Organization for Social & Health Advancement for Guyana & The Caribbean, Inc. OSHAG-C, whose Public Charity 501(c)(3) status was revoked on April 15, 2015 by the United States Treasury. The President objected to our participation with our planned events for the Cancer patients in Guyana during Cancer Awareness Month. These were all planned events in conjunction with the Giving Hope Foundation of Guyana prior to our arrival.
During this time, we were described to Ministerial Officials, Senior Hospital Management & Staff, the Press, a number of Business Representatives and the Public as Defunct Members of OSHAG-C. The founder members of H.E.R.O.C. are previous OSHAG-C members who found it difficult to work with a leader where there was no transparency or accountability. In order for us to maintain our integrity, we moved on, formed and birthed H.E.R.O.C.
H.E.R.O.C. consists of individuals who are motivated and willing to work towards giving back to our country of birth by helping others who are afflicted with the dreadful disease of cancer. Our Mission Statement speaks on this subject.
On October 27, 2016, we were further endorsed as the aligned support group associated with The Giving Hope Foundation of Guyana where we will continue to support in all areas of Cancer. During the time of our Mission, we have provided to the Giving Hope Foundation, a large amount of Wigs for the patients, Prosthetics, Prosthetic Bras, Regular Bras, Wheel Chairs and Walkers and a very large amount of Medical Supplies that will be distributed by the Giving Hope Foundation to Health Clinics and Centers as needed.
Please know that H.E.R.O.C. is not in competition with any other organization or persons who are working towards the same efforts. We are giving from our hearts and will continue to do so in the future. We are now asking our Supporters, Patrons, both in the US and Guyana to abstain from any negativity as we continue in our positive efforts in a most professional manner.