Valley Rescue Mission

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Since 1963, Valley Rescue Mission has provided emergency shelter and meals for the homeless, substance abuse recovery programs, and community outreach to the less fortunate in the Chattahoochee Valley region.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Valley Rescue Mission
P.O. Box 1232
Columbus, GA 31902


Phone: 706-322-8267

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 580908148

CEO/President: Mike Gaymon

Chairman: Dr. Robert Cartwright

Board size: 9

Founder: Christian businessmen

Ruling year: 1964

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


To guide those we serve to become productive citizens in their home, church, and community by building their lives on the foundation of Jesus Christ. Our desire is to serve these men, women, and children by providing for their physical needs, promoting personal development and presenting them with the opportunity for life change through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Mission statement

To exalt the name of the Lord Jesus Christ through spiritual, educational, and charitable means directed toward those in spiritual and economic need.

Statement of faith

I believe in one God, eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

I believe in the Virgin birth and absolute Deity of Jesus Christ.

I believe that Jesus Christ died on a cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and that His shed blood is the only means for the remission of sins.

I affirm the Divine inspirations, truthfulness and authority of both Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety as the only written word of God, without error in all that it affirms (including what it teaches concerning history , the Cosmos, and moral absolutes) and is the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

I believe that man was created in God's image; man sinned as recorded in Genesis, causing physical and spiritual death.

I believe that Jesus Christ was resurrected bodily from the tomb, and that His personal bodily return to earth will be in power and glory.

I believe that sin had its origin in Adam and as a result, the entire human race is born with a sinful nature and is spiritually dead.

I believe that when a person receives the Lord Jesus Christ by faith, the Holy Spirit regenerates that person and they are born again into the family of God, and through this new birth, they receive the gift of eternal life.

I believe that those who believe on the Lord Jesus are saved and the process of sanctification (being set apart unto a holy life) begins by the work and power of the Holy Spirit in that life.

I believe in a future Heaven for the saved and that it is not obtained as a result of good works, but by grace. I believe in the maintaining of good works and holy living as a result of salvation.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating661 of 111382 of 141
Fund acquisition rating561 of 111470 of 141
Resource allocation rating253 of 111428 of 141
Asset utilization rating1031 of 1113133 of 141

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$16,038$5,894$42,110$279,897$1,427,759
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,236,622$882,941$808,311$466,543$2,030,695
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$9,675,761$10,565,721$11,044,254$11,450,079$11,742,822
Other long-term assets$380,673$295,619$290,242$915,819$877,402
Total long-term assets$10,056,434$10,861,340$11,334,496$12,365,898$12,620,224
Total assets$11,293,056$11,744,281$12,142,807$12,832,441$14,650,919
Payables and accrued expenses$169,961$176,729$138,973$212,161$225,949
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$169,961$176,729$138,973$212,161$225,949
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$457,826$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$877,753$1,360,280$1,937,737$2,577,915$3,979,733
Total liabilities$1,047,714$1,537,009$2,076,710$2,790,076$4,205,682
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$10,218,477$10,207,272$10,066,097$10,042,365$9,021,707
With donor restrictions$26,865$0$0$0($1,423,530)
Net assets$10,245,342$10,207,272$10,066,097$10,042,365$10,445,237
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,989,857$1,671,149$1,801,007$1,353,362$1,967,257
Program service revenue$2,225,073$1,890,854$1,672,894$2,209,153$1,952,288
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$296,932($64,578)$438$0$0
Other revenue$139,781$438,439$116,266$132,330$141,035
Total other revenue$2,661,786$2,264,715$1,789,598$2,341,483$2,093,323
Total revenue$4,651,643$3,935,864$3,590,605$3,694,845$4,060,580
Program services$3,611,252$3,240,324$3,087,940$3,449,623$3,018,074
Management and general$423,163$481,663$431,762$538,797$454,973
Total expenses$4,273,488$3,794,694$3,587,460$4,097,717$3,669,198
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$378,155$141,170$3,145($402,872)$391,382
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$378,155$141,170$3,145($402,872)$391,382


Vann EllisonExecutive Dir.$76,923
Rhonda MobleyExecutive Director$66,265

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/11/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


In 1963, a group of Christian businessmen in the Chattahoochee Valley saw a need in the community to help the numerous homeless and addicted men on the streets. These men put together a plan to start a rescue mission.

With a vision, faith, and help from the community, an old church and three shotgun houses were purchased on Second Avenue in Columbus, Georgia. On September 6, 1963 Valley Rescue Mission, Inc. became a fulfilled vision and the first and only rescue mission in the Chattahoochee Valley.

1963 - Meals & shelter available for men, women & children

1969 - Addiction recovery program for men (Crossroads) founded

1971 - First men's building constructed

1974 - Camp JOY founded

1977 - Administrative building constructed

1984 - Bargain Centers begin operating, adding a revenue stream for the Mission

1988 - Dining Room and kitchen constructed

1996 - River Ministry began

1997 - Damascus Way Home for Women and Children constructed

1999 - Howard Mott Center constructed

2014 - New retail store constructed on Veteran's Parkway

2017 - New retail store location on Macon Road

2018 - Women and Children's Center constructed

Program accomplishments

Impact of your Kindness in 2021:
115,447 warm meals served
30,878 nights of shelter
107 professions of faith