Legally Delinquent NGOs-Part 11

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by CB Forgotston

Crack-Mullet-TeamThis is the 11th in a series of reports by the Crack Mullet Research Team (“Team”) on 36 Non-governmental Organizations (“NGOs”) that are on State Treasurer John Kennedy list of those that have failed to comply with the law.

According to Kennedy, RAPIDES PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTER, INCORPORATED owes the Louisiana taxpayers $550,000.

Corporate Information

The organization address is: 1217 Willow Glen River Road, Alexandria, LA 71302 Phone: (318) 487-4400
Current status with Secretary of State: In Good Standing
Registered Agent: Patricia Lewis, 1217 Willow Glen River Road, Alexandria, LA 71302
Director: Patricia Lewis, 1217 Willow Glen River Road, Alexandria, LA 71302

Financials

Financials???
Don’t look too closely…

990 IRS Report: AVAILABLE ON-LINE
Audit report: 2008 Audit Report here.

Mission statement

THE MISSION OF RAPIDES PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTER IS TO PROVIDE QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT TO THE UNDERSERVED AND TARGETED POPULATION IN RAPIDES PARISH

Possible political connections

Usually, a NGO must have the approval of the leges in whose districts the organization is located to be funded. The organization is in Rep. Herbert B. Dixon and Sen. Rick Gallot’s lege districts. Check with the leges for more information.

Priorities

One can only assume that the leges would not have appropriated the funds for the organization unless its needs were a higher priority than the state colleges and universities which had their funding reduced and student tuition was raised.

Anyone who thinks that funding the organization is not a higher priority than our state colleges and universities, please forward this to your leges for an explanation of their priorities because I can’t explain it.

C.B.

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