Orlando Union Rescue Mission


The Orlando Union Rescue Mission is a non-profit, faith based organization whose mission is to provide the homeless with food, clothing, shelter and other resources to help them achieve self sufficiency.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Orlando Union Rescue Mission
PO Box 2791
Orlando, FL 32802

Website: ourm.org

Phone: 407-422-4855

Email: mission@ourm.org

Organization details

EIN: 591035082

CEO/President: Fred B Clayton

Chairman: Ms. Mary Olson and Mr. Fred Clayton

Board size: 12


Year founded: 1955

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2005


Since 1948, the Orlando Union Rescue Mission's purpose is to bring the hungry, hurting and homeless to a new life, new goals and a new future in Christ.

Mission statement

The Orlando Union Rescue Mission is one of Central Florida's oldest and largest homeless service providers. The Mission provides for immediate physical needs -- including food, clothing and shelter -- however, our programs are designed to lead the homeless to permanent independence built upon a personal relationship with Christ.

Statement of faith

The Orlando Union Rescue Mission is a member of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions and subscribes to its doctrinal statement. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, ultimate authoritative Word of God. We believe there is one God, eternally existing as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is deity, that He was born of a virgin, that we are redeemed by His atoning death through His shed blood, that He bodily resurrected and ascended into Heaven, and that He will come again in power and great glory. We believe that men are saved through a direct, personal encounter with the risen Lord, at which time they are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. This event we hold to be an experience, rather than a doctrinal supposition. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whom Christ indwells each believer enabling him to live a godly life of obedience as he reaches for maturity. We believe the Holy Spirit unites all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that together they form one body, the church.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating547 of 58632 of 42
Fund acquisition rating516 of 58631 of 42
Resource allocation rating382 of 58623 of 42
Asset utilization rating534 of 58633 of 42

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$2,903,815$2,020,807$800,231$836,482$698,716
Short-term investments$0$6,606$4,638$950$202,400
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,901,073$3,316,754$1,782,299$1,966,835$2,303,948
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$12,916,609$10,889,876$5,599,868$5,856,266$5,915,180
Other long-term assets$100,000$100,000$100,000$100,000$0
Total long-term assets$13,016,609$10,989,876$5,699,868$5,956,266$5,915,180
Total assets$16,917,682$14,306,630$7,482,167$7,923,101$8,219,128
Payables and accrued expenses$508,764$1,122,945$270,663$180,854$163,166
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$508,764$1,122,945$270,663$180,854$163,166
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$127,659$130,200$121,396$85,630$97,548
Total long-term liabilities$2,652,766$130,200$121,396$85,630$97,548
Total liabilities$3,161,530$1,253,145$392,059$266,484$260,714
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$1,916,999$1,922,268$647,378$612,880$614,091
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$13,756,152$13,053,485$7,090,108$7,656,617$7,958,414
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$7,481,736$11,184,480$5,417,371$5,106,161$4,926,386
Program service revenue$46,825$42,423$37,344$69,877$140,113
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$521$649,241$5,385$1,058$1,759
Other revenue($190,567)($137,105)($229,104)$46,701$26,543
Total other revenue($143,221)$554,559($186,375)$117,636$168,415
Total revenue$7,338,515$11,739,039$5,230,996$5,223,797$5,094,801
Program services$5,157,857$4,611,055$4,951,584$4,348,792$4,503,333
Management and general$341,977$340,790$322,680$339,441$369,092
Total expenses$6,591,265$5,899,987$6,044,845$5,525,645$5,620,345
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$747,250$5,839,052($813,849)($301,848)($525,544)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$747,250$5,839,052($813,849)($301,848)($525,544)

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June 16, 1948 A group of local businessmen with a desire to minister to the needy of Orlando meet at Broadway Methodist Church to discuss the formation of a nonprofit organization. Nov. 6, 1948 The Orlando Union Rescue Mission is officially incorporated. Sites during the early years include 919 W. Central Blvd., 225 Boone St., and 211 W. Central Blvd. July 1960 The Mission moves into the former New England Hotel at 410 W. Central Blvd. That building now houses the Men's Home and will until a new Men's Home opens in early 2018. February 1962 - A 21-foot neon cross with 10-inch letters is purchased for $778 and is placed atop the building. November 1988 - O.U.R. Mission Family Home opens with 60 beds at 1525 W. Washington St. Jan. 31, 1991 - Mission Bargain Store at 911 W. Central Blvd. is destroyed by fire. The store reopens a month later at a temporary location, and then moves back to a new two-story building at its former (and current) site in January 1992. Feb. 19, 1995 - O.U.R. Mission Family Home dedicates a 20,500-square-foot addition that includes 114 beds and administration offices. March 15, 1998 - Arthur J. and Marie H. Williams Family Life Center is dedicated on the Washington Street campus, west of the Mission Home. This 23,000-square-foot facility includes three classrooms, a computer lab, library, nursery, youth recreation room, and gymnasium. April 3, 2002 - Iconic neon cross atop the Men's Home on West Central Boulevard is designated a historic landmark by the Orlando City Council. June 2012 - Moody Chapel is dedicated on the west end of the Washington Street campus. The 9,000-square-foot facility hosts worship services, Bible studies and other activities for Mission residents. December 2013 - The Mission agrees to sell the Men's Home at 410 W. Central Blvd. to the Orlando Magic, pending the location of a site and construction of a new Men's Home. Summer 2015 - Family Life Center undergoes $147,500 renovation to create a space designed specifically to meet the unique emotional, academic, and spiritual needs of homeless children. December 2016 - Plans are announced for renovation of the former Parkwood Inn, at 3300 W. Colonial Drive, into a XXX-square-foot Men's Home that will feature 200 beds, as well as a new chapel and a dining hall. March 17, 2017 - Official groundbreaking ceremony is held at site of new Men's Home. The $6.2 million project will be completed in early 2018.

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