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Fayetteville charity has until Friday to file for license

Posted March 8, 2012 1:58 p.m. EST
Updated March 8, 2012 3:17 p.m. EST

— A Fayetteville woman who runs a home for homeless female veterans has until Friday to apply for a license for the charity.

The North Carolina Secretary of State's Office sent a letter last week to Barbara Marshall saying it could not find a license for the nonprofit, which operates the Jubilee House.

Marshall, a Navy veteran, must provide the state with financial documents for the charity along with an application for a license, which is required to seek donations exceeding $25,000.

Spokeswoman Liz Proctor said Marshall could face fines and other penalties if she doesn't meet the deadline.

Marshall told reporters last week that she plans to establish a formal board of directors and publicly account for donations and expenses.

The transitional 7,200-square-foot shelter was refurbished as part of the TV show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" last year.

About 4,000 volunteers, including first lady Michelle Obama, donated time to repair the 5,000-square-foot home.