Merced Rescue Mission


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
644 West 20th Street
PO Box 3319
Merced, GA 95340


Phone: 209-722-9269


Organization details

EIN: 770284849

CEO/President: Dr. Bruce Metcalf

Chairman: Mark Mayo

Board size: 6

Founder: Tommy and Letitia Miller

Year founded: 2013

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


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

Mission statement

Our mission is to exhibit the love and caring of Jesus Christ; transforming lives for those in our country who are in physical and spiritual need.

Statement of faith

Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating145 of 66024 of 91
Fund acquisition rating18 of 6623 of 91
Resource allocation rating626 of 66287 of 91
Asset utilization rating46 of 6606 of 91

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,500$1,850$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$195,622$236,748$197,784$213,707$78,385
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$254,755$32,337$216,776$215,876$215,875
Other long-term assets$55,917$39,038$44,892$43,851$58,747
Total long-term assets$310,672$71,375$261,668$259,727$274,622
Total assets$506,294$308,123$459,452$473,434$353,007
Payables and accrued expenses$2,418$5,806$7,122$17,017$32,191
Other current liabilities$0$0$388$388$81
Total current liabilities$2,418$5,806$7,510$17,405$32,272
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1$0$1$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$47,052$0$70,719$73,327$87,075
Total liabilities$49,470$5,806$78,229$90,732$119,347
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$456,824$302,317$381,223$382,702$233,660
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,416,432$1,057,670$1,004,877$1,051,065$924,174
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,607($113,142)$818$14$19
Other revenue$88,719$68,610$116,050$74,771$32,791
Total other revenue$90,326($44,532)$116,868$74,785$32,810
Total revenue$1,506,758$1,013,138$1,121,745$1,125,850$956,984
Program services$824,579$629,770$619,279$539,466$443,642
Management and general$527,672$461,880$503,945$438,839$484,437
Total expenses$1,352,251$1,091,650$1,123,224$978,305$928,079
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$154,507($78,512)($1,479)$147,545$28,905
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$154,507($78,512)($1,479)$147,545$28,905

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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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