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
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

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating57 of 85712 of 155
Fund acquisition rating31 of 8576 of 155
Resource allocation rating247 of 85749 of 155
Asset utilization rating156 of 85731 of 155

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$15,016$3,500$1,850$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$381,379$195,622$236,748$197,784$213,707
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$796,817$254,755$32,337$216,776$215,876
Other long-term assets$15,760$55,917$39,038$44,892$43,851
Total long-term assets$812,577$310,672$71,375$261,668$259,727
Total assets$1,193,956$506,294$308,123$459,452$473,434
Payables and accrued expenses$7,693$2,418$5,806$7,122$17,017
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$388$388
Total current liabilities$7,693$2,418$5,806$7,510$17,405
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$38,454$1$0$1$0
Total long-term liabilities$38,454$47,052$0$70,719$73,327
Total liabilities$46,147$49,470$5,806$78,229$90,732
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,147,809$456,824$302,317$381,223$382,702
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,703,666$1,416,432$1,057,670$1,004,877$1,051,065
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$106$1,607($113,142)$818$14
Other revenue$64,591$88,719$68,610$116,050$74,771
Total other revenue$64,697$90,326($44,532)$116,868$74,785
Total revenue$1,768,363$1,506,758$1,013,138$1,121,745$1,125,850
Program services$1,224,070$824,579$629,770$619,279$539,466
Management and general$241,254$527,672$461,880$503,945$438,839
Total expenses$1,465,324$1,352,251$1,091,650$1,123,224$978,305
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$303,039$154,507($78,512)($1,479)$147,545
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$303,039$154,507($78,512)($1,479)$147,545


Bruce MetcalfCEO$40,600
Bettie StephensTreasurer$26,694

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/16/2020. To update the information below, please email:


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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