Valley Rescue Mission

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Summary

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
2903 2nd Avenue
Columbus, GA 31904

Website: valleyrescuemission.org

Phone: 706-322-8267

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 580908148

CEO/President: Rev. Vann Ellison

Chairman: Gregory S. Ellington

Board size: 25

Founder: Christian businessmen

Ruling year: 1964

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

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 rating459 of 102572 of 154
Fund acquisition rating302 of 102741 of 154
Resource allocation rating167 of 102730 of 154
Asset utilization rating986 of 1025151 of 154

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
9%4%8%10%10%6%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
8%2%3%5%5%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
93%50%37%48%47%63%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
10%2%3%5%5%5%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
7%50%63%52%53%37%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%86%84%82%84%85%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
86%100%111%90%95%78%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
68%86%93%74%79%66%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
14%0%-11%10%5%22%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
12%0%-4%4%2%10%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
9%12%13%12%11%10%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.540.300.320.250.310.29
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
2.8715.0227.517.213.743.33
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.594.448.781.811.160.98
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
14.305.822.208.9919.2629.87
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.170.450.110.050.03
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.102.240.745.909.8011.88
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%17%22%29%19%17%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
1%16%20%27%17%16%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
154%281%245%285%262%283%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$766,201$186,646$602,936$1,879,263$2,744,239
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$42,110$279,897$1,427,759$1,430,528$1,149,086
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$808,311$466,543$2,030,695$3,309,791$3,893,325
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$11,044,254$11,450,079$11,742,822$8,221,495$7,326,628
Other long-term assets$290,242$915,819$877,402$854,281$1,725,761
Total long-term assets$11,334,496$12,365,898$12,620,224$9,075,776$9,052,389
Total assets$12,142,807$12,832,441$14,650,919$12,385,567$12,945,714
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$138,973$212,161$225,949$171,825$130,336
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$138,973$212,161$225,949$171,825$130,336
Debt$1,937,737$2,577,915$3,979,733$2,159,887$2,047,303
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,937,737$2,577,915$3,979,733$2,159,887$2,047,303
Total liabilities$2,076,710$2,790,076$4,205,682$2,331,712$2,177,639
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$10,066,097$10,042,365$9,021,707$7,020,356$6,668,141
With donor restrictions$0$0($1,423,530)$3,033,499$4,099,934
Net assets$10,066,097$10,042,365$10,445,237$10,053,855$10,768,075
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$1,801,007$1,353,362$1,967,257$1,920,421$3,074,585
Program service revenue$1,672,894$2,209,153$1,952,288$1,940,880$1,692,513
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$438$0$0$11,197$17,666
Other revenue$116,266$132,330$141,035$188,340$95,789
Total other revenue$1,789,598$2,341,483$2,093,323$2,140,417$1,805,968
Total revenue$3,590,605$3,694,845$4,060,580$4,060,838$4,880,553
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$3,087,940$3,449,623$3,018,074$3,221,290$3,226,460
Management and general$431,762$538,797$454,973$426,117$380,793
Fundraising$67,758$109,297$196,151$194,840$195,055
Total expenses$3,587,460$4,097,717$3,669,198$3,842,247$3,802,308
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$3,145($402,872)$391,382$218,591$1,078,245
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$3,145($402,872)$391,382$218,591$1,078,245

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Rhonda MobleyExecutive Di$92,250

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/12/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


History

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 2020:
109,972 warm meals served
27,718 nights of shelter
102 professions of faith


Needs