Christian Berets, Inc.

Summary

Christian Berets was founded to serve mentally and physically disabled persons and their families by helping to meet their emotional, physical and spiritual needs.

Christian Berets has been providing retreats for the developmentally disabled since 1970. Average guest-counselor ratio is 2 to 1. Pick up points are located in Fresno, Merced, Modesto, Stockton, Bay area and Sonora (CA).

Christian Berets exist to enhance the lives of disabled persons, by offering programs to help alleviate feelings of monotony, isolation and frustration that many disabled people experience. Families receive a valuable time of respite. Christian Berets provides activities such as campfires, singing, fishing, boating, archery, gold panning, field trips, swimming and chapel in camp settings for children ages 6 and up. One of Christian Berets recent accomplishments was constructing a new Conference Center for persons with all types of disabilities in Sierra Village, California.


Contact information

Mailing address:
1317 Oakdale Road #320
Modesto, CA 95355-3358

Website: www.christianberets.org

Phone: (209) 524-7993

Email: cberets@pc-intouch.com


Organization details

EIN: 237094560

CEO/President: Mr. Mel Turner

Chairman:

Board size: 13

Founder: Mr. Don Crooker

Year founded: 1970

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Christian Berets was founded to serve mentally and physically disabled persons and their families by helping to meet their emotional, physical and spiritual needs.

Christian Berets has been providing retreats for the developmentally disabled since 1970. Average guest-counselor ratio is 2 to 1. Pick up points are located in Fresno, Merced, Modesto, Stockton, Bay area and Sonora (CA).

Christian Berets exist to enhance the lives of disabled persons, by offering programs to help alleviate feelings of monotony, isolation and frustration that many disabled people experience. Families receive a valuable time of respite. Christian Berets provides activities such as campfires, singing, fishing, boating, archery, gold panning, field trips, swimming and chapel in camp settings for children ages 6 and up. One of Christian Berets recent accomplishments was constructing a new Conference Center for persons with all types of disabilities in Sierra Village, California.


Mission statement


Statement of faith

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

This ministry has not been rated.


Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20102009200820022001
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%0%0%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%0%0%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%41%29%32%0%0%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%0%0%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%59%71%68%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20102009200820022001
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%65%68%100%0%0%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%123%105%104%0%0%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%80%71%104%0%0%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-23%-5%-4%0%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-10%-2%-2%0%0%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%35%32%0%0%0%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20102009200820022001
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.300.490.450.450.000.00
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.548.115.705.840.000.00
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.543.982.582.650.000.00
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20102009200820022001
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.962.504.716.310.000.00
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.400.210.160.000.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.071.813.663.810.000.00
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20102009200820022001
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%5%4%3%0%0%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%194%213%215%0%0%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20102009200820022001
Cash$119,023$181,196$191,205$0$0
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$16,765$29,573$17,093$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$135,788$210,769$208,298$0$0
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$965,691$990,709$1,009,192$0$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$965,691$990,709$1,009,192$0$0
Total assets$1,101,479$1,201,478$1,217,490$0$0
 
Liabilities20102009200820022001
Payables and accrued expenses$51,264$37,722$30,086$0$0
Other current liabilities$3,095$6,995$2,925$0$0
Total current liabilities$54,359$44,717$33,011$0$0
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$54,359$44,717$33,011$0$0
 
Net assets20102009200820022001
Unrestricted$851,972$977,958$1,005,676$0$0
Temporarily restricted$195,148$178,803$178,803$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,047,120$1,156,761$1,184,479$0$0
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20102009200820022001
Total contributions$178,985$150,270$167,549$0$0
Program service revenue$233,846$341,260$329,756$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$689$2,597$2,927$0$0
Other revenue$26,134$22,084$28,538$0$0
Total other revenue$260,669$365,941$361,221$0$0
Total revenue$439,654$516,211$528,770$0$0
 
Expenses20102009200820022001
Program services$352,312$367,248$551,821$0$0
Management and general$188,011$176,680$0$0$0
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$540,323$543,928$551,821$0$0
 
Change in net assets20102009200820022001
Surplus (deficit)($100,669)($27,717)($23,051)$0$0
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($100,669)($27,717)($23,051)$0$0

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History


Program accomplishments


Needs

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH CHRISTIAN BERETS:

OFFICE (Call Karen- 524-7993)

Receptionist Helpers: Welcome public, answer telephones, file, type Periodic special projects such as preparation of bulk mailings (stuffing, sealing, labeling envelopes)

Maintenance Drivers: (Call Brice Ringsby - 524-7993) Office and vehicle. We have vehicles, which periodically need drivers. Class B driver's license with clean driving record required.

PROGRAMS (Call Brice Ringsby - 524-7993) Camp Maintenance Painting, cleaning, minor repairs/rebuilding, electrical, plumbing, landscaping, etc. Kitchen During camp session help is needed with the rcooking, serving, dishwashing & cleaning (usually 5-day sessions) Counselors College students, upper High School students, adults, seniors(usually 5 day sessions)

Field Trips Chaperones

MUSIC & DRAMA (Call Brice Ringsby - 524-7993)

Kings Klub Assist with clients, refreshments

Joy Sounds Choir Assist at rehearsals, performances, retreats, and tours

CARE HOME (Call Alma Love - 572-5050)

Maintenance Grounds, house

Housekeeping Part-time housekeeper once a month, etc

SPECIAL EVENTS (Call Brice Ringsby - 524-7993) Pancake Breakfast Cooking, set up, serving, clean up Thanksgiving Banquet set up - clean up

SIERRA VILLAGE CONFERENCE CENTER (Call - 524-7993)

Skilled labor. Plumbers, Electricians, Carpenters, Landscapers

General Construction workers or general laborers Equipment Operators (with or without equipment)