Raleigh Rescue Mission

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Raleigh Rescue Mission is a Christian organization that helps rebuild the broken lives of homeless men, women and children in our community by ministering to their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Raleigh Rescue Mission has brought the hope of Jesus Christ to the homeless and hurting in our community. While at the Mission, our clients receive safe shelter, nourishing meals, counseling, medical care in our on-site medical clinic, substance abuse recovery services, educational, vocational and life skill classes in our on-site Adult Learning Center and childcare in our on-site, licensed preschool center to help them on their journey to recovery. At Raleigh Rescue Mission, lives are changed and hope restored.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Raleigh Rescue Mission
P. O. Box 27391
Raleigh, NC 27611

Website: www.raleighrescue.org

Phone: (919) 828-9014

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 566024168

CEO/President: John Luckett

Chairman: Harvey Jay Easterling

Board size: 9


Ruling year: 1962

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1986


Our Vision is to realize transformed lives and a transformed community through Christ. We are a place with a long-term purpose. We are a place with a steadfast strategy to break the cycle of poverty and empower people to rebuild their lives. We are here for those who need a second chance.

Mission statement

Through the love of Jesus Christ, Raleigh Rescue Mission transforms lives of men, women and children experiencing homelessness by ministering to their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating187 of 103438 of 161
Fund acquisition rating488 of 103680 of 161
Resource allocation rating292 of 103648 of 161
Asset utilization rating192 of 103428 of 161

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$345,583$184,428$573,730$402,054$226,378
Short-term investments$146,486$92,273$370,779$378,930$387,361
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,146,630$951,943$1,467,979$1,402,000$1,407,999
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,004,554$3,114,781$3,329,531$3,449,059$3,536,210
Other long-term assets$38,298$37,467$72,109$67,541$63,538
Total long-term assets$3,042,852$3,152,248$3,401,640$3,516,600$3,599,748
Total assets$5,189,482$4,104,191$4,869,619$4,918,600$5,007,747
Payables and accrued expenses$328,864$198,586$261,007$206,062$304,986
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$328,864$198,586$261,007$206,062$304,986
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$532,900$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$861,764$198,586$261,007$206,062$304,986
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$4,299,505$3,872,142$4,545,587$4,672,712$4,662,935
With donor restrictions$28,213$33,463$63,025$39,826$39,826
Net assets$4,327,718$3,905,605$4,608,612$4,712,538$4,702,761
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,245,391$4,715,005$5,456,091$5,971,013$5,488,949
Program service revenue$545,325$693,965$578,470$666,738$576,545
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,315$8,356$7,536$7,103($608)
Other revenue$17,327$30,652$73,696$81,489$70,468
Total other revenue$563,967$732,973$659,702$755,330$646,405
Total revenue$5,809,358$5,447,978$6,115,793$6,726,343$6,135,354
Program services$4,543,929$5,324,223$4,877,196$5,299,522$4,780,912
Management and general$362,618$454,943$439,539$399,364$379,795
Total expenses$5,387,690$6,124,728$6,220,439$6,719,130$6,123,895
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$421,668($676,750)($104,646)$7,213$11,459
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$421,668($676,750)($104,646)$7,213$11,459


John LuckettPresident/CEO$133,000

Compensation data as of: 8/31/2020

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We've been here for almost 60 years offering hope and help to individuals who find themselves homeless and hurting. We've been here, we're still here, and we will stay here. We've seen the City of Raleigh undergo significant growth, bringing prosperity for many - but not for all. Alongside the progress there are those who suffer from homelessness brought about by trauma, domestic violence, family tragedy, job loss, addiction, or health issues, just to name a few. These are the people we serve.

Program accomplishments

More than 750,000 men, women, and children have stepped through our doors, found shelter under our roof, and found the love of Christ in action.