Valley Rescue Mission

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: gwilson@valleyrescue.com


Organization details

EIN: 580908148

CEO/President: Rhonda Mobley

Chairman: Mark Overby

Board size: 26

Founder:

Year founded: 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 rating419 of 66054 of 91
Fund acquisition rating315 of 66243 of 91
Resource allocation rating257 of 66234 of 91
Asset utilization rating569 of 66084 of 91

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%10%10%6%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
9%5%5%4%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
90%48%47%63%71%70%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
9%5%5%5%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
10%52%53%37%29%30%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%82%84%85%91%93%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%90%95%78%59%72%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%74%79%66%53%68%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%10%5%22%41%28%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%4%2%10%25%16%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%12%11%10%9%7%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.570.250.310.290.290.32
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
4.217.213.743.333.895.60
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.491.811.160.981.121.78
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.988.9919.2629.8721.7613.73
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.110.050.030.050.07
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.215.909.8011.8810.236.24
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%29%19%17%19%22%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
1%27%17%16%18%21%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
147%285%262%283%283%245%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$602,936$1,879,263$2,744,239$2,456,403$1,652,057
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,427,759$1,430,528$1,149,086$607,168$9,268
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,030,695$3,309,791$3,893,325$3,063,571$1,661,325
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$11,742,822$8,221,495$7,326,628$6,599,173$6,281,199
Other long-term assets$877,402$854,281$1,725,761$2,264,022$1,357,622
Total long-term assets$12,620,224$9,075,776$9,052,389$8,863,195$7,638,821
Total assets$14,650,919$12,385,567$12,945,714$11,926,766$9,300,146
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$225,949$171,825$130,336$140,786$121,003
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$225,949$171,825$130,336$140,786$121,003
Debt$3,979,733$2,159,887$2,047,303$2,104,016$1,916,630
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$3,979,733$2,159,887$2,047,303$2,104,016$1,916,630
Total liabilities$4,205,682$2,331,712$2,177,639$2,244,802$2,037,633
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$9,021,707$7,020,356$6,668,141$6,764,882$4,827,394
Temporarily restricted($1,423,530)$3,033,499$4,099,934$2,917,082$2,435,119
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$10,445,237$10,053,855$10,768,075$9,681,964$7,262,513
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$1,967,257$1,920,421$3,074,585$4,143,274$2,870,959
Program service revenue$1,952,288$1,940,880$1,692,513$1,738,441$1,133,506
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$11,197$17,666($115,164)($6,136)
Other revenue$141,035$188,340$95,789$80,008$94,388
Total other revenue$2,093,323$2,140,417$1,805,968$1,703,285$1,221,758
Total revenue$4,060,580$4,060,838$4,880,553$5,846,559$4,092,717
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$3,018,074$3,221,290$3,226,460$3,120,251$2,766,919
Management and general$454,973$426,117$380,793$306,857$195,651
Fundraising$196,151$194,840$195,055$0$0
Total expenses$3,669,198$3,842,247$3,802,308$3,427,108$2,962,570
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$391,382$218,591$1,078,245$2,419,451$1,130,147
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$391,382$218,591$1,078,245$2,419,451$1,130,147

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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


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