Association of Gospel Rescue Missions Holds Forum in Washington, D.C.

Contact Person: Nicole Daniels, Dir. of Public Relations; 616-260-6097;


WHO:      Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) an association of more than 275 rescue missions across North America. Each year AGRM member ministries serve approximately 50 million meals, provide more than 20 million nights’ lodging, distribute more than 27 million pieces of clothing, bandage the wounds of hundreds of abuse victims, and graduate more than 18,000 homeless men and women from addiction-recovery programs into productive living. AGRM is North America’s oldest and largest network of crisis shelters and rehabilitation centers, offering radical hospitality in the name of Jesus.

WHAT:    DC Forum—More than 30 rescue mission executives from across North America will converge on Washington, D.C. to educate law makers about their work and the impact of public policy (such as HHS contraceptive mandate, charitable giving, and the nonprofit postal rate) on rescue missions and the people they serve. Rescue missions provide some of the nation’s most effective and efficient rehabilitation, education, job training, and life-skills programs for homeless men, women, and children. 

WHERE: Capitol Visitors Center, East Capitol Street Northeast, Washington, D.C. 20001

WHEN:   March 19–20, 2012

               Monday, March 19   
               8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC 201
               1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Rayburn House Office Building, Room 338

              Tuesday, March 20
              8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Various meetings on Capitol Hill. Please call ahead for interviews.


              John Ashmen—President, Association of Gospel Rescue Missions
              Rhett Butler—Government Liaison, Association of Gospel Rescue Missions
              Brad Meuli—President, Denver Rescue Mission
              Rich Trickle—President, The City Mission