### Deduction associated with the charitable activity

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Emily, who lives in Indiana, volunteered to travel to Louisiana in March to work on a home-building project for Habitat for Humanity (a qualified charitable organization). She was in Louisiana for three weeks. She normally makes \$500 per week as a carpenter's assistant and plans to deduct \$1,500 as a charitable contribution. In addition, she incurred the following costs in connection with the trip: \$600 for transportation, \$1,200 for lodging, and \$400 for meals. What is Emily's deduction associated with this charitable activity?

a) \$600.

b) \$1,200.

c) \$1,800.

d) \$2,200.

e) \$3,700.

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