Merced Rescue Mission

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For over 25 years, the MCRM (Merced County Rescue Mission) has served as a beacon of hope and a safe haven for the homeless and working poor. MCRM was founded in 1991 by Tommy and Letitia Miller whose hearts were touched by the plight of homeless living on the streets. They established a faith-based organization to reach out with compassion by providing food, water, shelter, clothing and hope. This kind of gesture was the foundation for what has become one of the largest providers of assistance to the homeless in Merced County.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Merced Rescue Mission
PO Box 3319
Merced, GA 95340


Phone: 209-722-9269


Organization details

EIN: 770284849

CEO/President: Dr. Bruce Metcalf

Chairman: Mark Mayo

Board size: 7

Founder: Tommy and Letitia Miller

Ruling year: 2013

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Our Vision: Homeless and needy people being fed, housed, and transformed through the power of Jesus Christ in Merced County.

Mission statement

Our Mission: Providing hope and serving homeless and needy people of Merced County.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating72 of 10319 of 161
Fund acquisition rating44 of 10334 of 161
Resource allocation rating416 of 103365 of 161
Asset utilization rating127 of 103120 of 161

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$204,991$15,016$3,500$1,850$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$682,253$381,379$195,622$236,748$197,784
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,075,710$796,817$254,755$32,337$216,776
Other long-term assets$12,642$15,760$55,917$39,038$44,892
Total long-term assets$1,088,352$812,577$310,672$71,375$261,668
Total assets$1,770,605$1,193,956$506,294$308,123$459,452
Payables and accrued expenses$15,083$7,693$2,418$5,806$7,122
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$388
Total current liabilities$15,083$7,693$2,418$5,806$7,510
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$78,411$38,454$1$0$1
Total long-term liabilities$188,211$38,454$47,052$0$70,719
Total liabilities$203,294$46,147$49,470$5,806$78,229
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,567,311$1,147,809$456,824$302,317$381,223
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,581,905$1,703,666$1,416,432$1,057,670$1,004,877
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$128$106$1,607($113,142)$818
Other revenue$90,080$64,591$88,719$68,610$116,050
Total other revenue$90,208$64,697$90,326($44,532)$116,868
Total revenue$2,672,113$1,768,363$1,506,758$1,013,138$1,121,745
Program services$1,803,852$1,224,070$824,579$629,770$619,279
Management and general$387,053$241,254$527,672$461,880$503,945
Total expenses$2,190,905$1,465,324$1,352,251$1,091,650$1,123,224
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$481,208$303,039$154,507($78,512)($1,479)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$481,208$303,039$154,507($78,512)($1,479)


Bruce MetcalfChief Executive Officer$38,690
Bettie StephensTreasurer$37,328

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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MCRM was founded in 1991 by Tommy and Letitia Miller whose hearts were touched by the plight of homeless living on the streets. When the Miller's retired in 2004, Dr. Herbert Opalek was called to both lead and expand the Mission's outreach. Under his direction, the New Life Transformation program was established for both men and women, which are now known as our Hope for Men and Hope for Women programs. An Outreach Meals program was also established. He led the Mission until April of 2011. In 2011, Dr. Bruce Metcalf was called to become the new C.E.O. of the Merced County Rescue Mission. Under his leadership, he continued to implement innovative programs designed to offer the greatest long-term benefit to those who take advantage of them. Transition to Hope, our sober living programs for men and women, Hope Medical Respite Care, Hope for Families and our seasonal Winter Warming Shelter.

From our humble beginnings, a rising tide of community support has enlarged the Merced Rescue Mission through several temporary buildings and residential homes throughout Merced.

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