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SECTION 22
Establishing and maintaining a home for aged poor
Religious Corporations (RCO) CHAPTER 51, ARTICLE 2
§ 22. Establishing and maintaining a home for aged poor. An
incorporated church or congregation in this state, either by itself or
in conjunction with other incorporated churches or congregations, shall
have power to establish and maintain by its or their trustees or other
officers, as part of its or their regular church and charitable work, a
home for the aged poor of its or their membership or congregation and
may take and hold as joint tenants, tenants in common or otherwise, by
conveyance, donation, bequest or devise, real and personal property for
such purpose, and may purchase or erect suitable buildings therefor. Any
such church or congregation, either by itself or in conjunction with
other incorporated churches or congregations may take and hold any
grant, donation, bequest or devise of real or personal property
heretofore made, upon trust, and apply the same or the income thereof
under the direction of the trustees or other officers having charge of
the temporalities of such church, or churches, or congregation, or
congregations, for the purpose of establishing or maintaining such a
home, and for the erection, preservation, repair or extension of any
buildings for such purpose, upon such terms and conditions and subject
to such conditions, limitations and restrictions as shall be contained
in the deed, will or other instrument or conveyance by which the
property is given, transferred or conveyed.