Mission Statement: “Our mission is to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ to the poor, and in His name to love, feed, house, clothe, and teach all those people He sends to us”.
The Mission primarily serves the residents of the 61605 zip code, one of the 100 poorest zip codes in the country.
61605 is home to 16,000 people, 49% living below the poverty level compared to 17% for the county.
40% of the population is white, 60% is African American.
There are 310 city blocks and 7396 housing units.
The median age is 30, average household income is $19,422.
The Mission accomplishes this with the help of over 50,000 volunteer hours annually.
Our annual budget is $4 million, supported completely by donations, we accept no government funding.