February 26, 2014

Association of Gospel Rescue Missions Holds DC Forum in Washington, D.C. March 3–5, 2014

Brad Lewis, Director of Communications; Phone: (719) 266-8300, ext. 103; Cell: (719) 640-4478;

Local contact:
Rhett Butler, AGRM Government Liaison; Cell: (571) 296-9490;

Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM). Now in its 101st year, AGRM is an association of nearly 300 rescue missions across North America. AGRM member ministries serve approximately 50 million meals, provide 25 million nights’ of shelter and housing, distribute 30 million pieces of clothing, bandage the wounds of hundreds of abuse victims, and graduate more than 20,000 homeless men and women from addiction-recovery programs into productive living. 

Rescue missions have been serving the poor in America since the 1870s. They are experts at providing effective care for men, women, and children who are hungry, homeless, abused, or addicted. Today, rescue missions that are members of AGRM provide life-changing services in 46 states and in more than 175 congressional districts across the United States.

AGRM is North America’s oldest and largest network of crisis shelters and rehabilitation centers, offering radical hospitality in the name of Jesus. 

DC Forum. Approximately 30 rescue mission executives and young leaders from across North America will converge on Washington, D.C. to discuss and learn more about vital public policy issues facing rescue missions today, including: strong charitable giving incentives; broad conscience protections for fall faith-based organizations; postal reform; balanced federal homelessness policy; and more. 

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.  

Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University. The hotel is at 800 Florida Ave. N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002

March 3–5, 2014

John Ashmen—President, Association of Gospel Rescue Missions
Rhett Butler—Government Liaison, Association of Gospel Rescue Missions