PASSION RESCUE MISSION INC

Ft Myers, FL   |  www.passionrescuemission.org

Mission

Mission and Vision
Passion Rescue Mission is a non-profit 501 (C) 3 organization, offering help, hope and healing to poor urban and dispirited multicultural communities locally and especially in Haiti.
Our mission is a life-changing message of love, focusing on the total person, in spirit, mind and soul. We endeavor to provide food, shelter, training and teaching. Our goal is to restore wholeness to the soul and rescue the perishing, care for the orphans, widows and strangers, heal the broken hearted and set the captives free.
In simple terms, we just care!

Ruling year info

2015

CEO/Founder

Genese (Gene) Vertus

Main address

3336 Antica STreet

Ft Myers, FL 33905 USA

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EIN

61-1591561

NTEE code info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Community Health Systems (E21)

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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Education

Education Outreach
In 2009 The Genecoit Vertus School of Excellence re-opened with 119 students. Today we are educating over 225 students at our tuition-free school, with over 250 students on the waiting list. We have graduated our second group of six graders and hoping we can continue to provide an education to them. With your help we can continue to bring hope to the hopeless.
We have 12 dedicated teachers and a principal whose daily mission is to enhance the lives of their students and equip them for life outside of their village.

we measure this program based on test and measures that are put in place by the department of education in Haiti

Population(s) Served

Health Outreach
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. There are areas of the country where the healthcare system is overburdened that most people have limited or no access healthcare. Hospitals do not exist in sufficient numbers to be easily accessible to the rural poor; many of whom have to walk an entire day only to find that the medicine his/her child needs is out of stock or they cannot afford it. It is our goal to place a clinic in this rural, mountainous place in Haiti called Francois. This project brings relief to those who are unable to pay for medication or get routine preventative care. PRM through its partnership with medical mission organizations has been able to bring medical missions to Francois serving student and families of the village. This project will bring relief to the unfortunate who are unable to pay for medication or get an examination performed. With the support of our partners and friends, PRM’s goal is to build a clinic in this rural village equipped with space for examinations, reproductive health counseling, treatment center and pharmaceutical storage.


Nutrition Outreach
School, work, and extra curricular activities all require the proper energy sources and well balanced meals to best help us function. In Haiti, it is not as easy to find and work for those meals. Many days, one meal is all the children at our school get to eat, and other days there may not be any meal at all. With your help, our goal is to raise support to consistently feed and nurture the students at our school and ensure that they have at least one meal each day they attend classes. Learning is much easier when your focus is not on your empty stomach. Please help our children by getting involved today!
Nutritional Support: Research shows that poor nutrition and inadequate hydration negatively impact academic achieve-ment. PRM seeks to impact this for the students of Francois by providing a daily nutritious meal to students as they attend class.

Population(s) Served

Spiritual Outreach
Spiritual Outreach: We aim to impact and change lives through the spirit, mind and soul. We have annual spiritual enrichment trips to spread the gospel and the love of Jesus Christ to Haiti. Our third annual spiritual retreat/revival aims to empower and lift up our brothers and sisters in these remote areas through the power of knowing Jesus Christ. Join us on this life changing experience as we worship, pray and fellowship and feed the less fortunate spiritually and physically. Trip date is June 22nd, to June 29th, 2016, In Petion-Ville Haiti.
Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.


Passion Rescue Mission Oversees two churches in Petion Ville, Haiti
Tabernacle of Worship in Francois: Pastor Enoch Coriolan
Tabernacle of Worship in Diegue: Pastor Claudie Placius

Population(s) Served

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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The goal for these projects is to not only employ more people and teach more children, but to
impact everyone who lives in the village and the surrounding area. Through this project, we
can educate children and hope that they can take these skills and help teach other villagers.
Parents will be able to help out more in the community while kids are in school. Creating
new jobs will boost economy.

In this project, we hope to be able to teach children not only how to read and write, we
would like to teach them math skills, functional living skills, other languages, such as French,
a little bit of English, science and history. At this time we have staffed grades K-6. We would
like to close the educational gap for these students who are competing with students who are
attending tuition paid institutes, so that they can go on to a middle and high school to
continue their education, then attend higher education universities where they can learn job
skills. Through education we hope to raise the levels of literacy and by doing this students will
become employable and this will help the economy of the local village. This can help to break
the cycle of poverty that has become the norm. Also through this project, we hope to be able
to employ local villagers to cook, farm, build classrooms, and other manual labor tasks. This
will also help the levels of poverty and economy because we will be able to hire people from
there. We hope to teach villagers who have not had any job skills, or literacy skills, how to do
these things to become employable. Most of all we want to empower the community
through education and knowledge. If we are able to complete the school then we could
increase enrollment to approximately 1,000 students which is four times what we are able to
serve now. We would also be able to employ four times the workers.

If Passion Rescue Mission is fortunate enough to receive this gift we have two solidly
realizable sources to ensure that the projects come to complete fruition and that benefits to
the community are fully sustainable.
First, Passion Rescue Mission has brought well over several hundred missionaries to Francois
to work at the school on our four times yearly mission trips. Each trip is solely focused on
working to serve the school and community with 10-20 pairs of hands to do whatever is
needed to bring help, hope and needed improvements. The missionaries are so moved by
what they experience, that they continue with fund raising and collecting supplies long after
they return home. The missionaries are a continual source of labor, financial help and
motivation.
The second source available to Passion Rescue Mission to aide with sustainability, is the very
community and people we endeavor to lift up with the grant funding. Simply said, the people
of Francois are eagerly waiting to go to work as cooks, construction workers, farmers etc. We
are also well connected to civil engineers and educators who are ready to plan, execute and
provide long-term project management.

Provide safe and clean water source for the villagers

Financials

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Operations

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PASSION RESCUE MISSION INC

Board of directors
as of 10/19/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Keisha Smith


Board co-chair

Mr. Derek Shane

Jennifer Reyes Board of Directors: Finances

Magdala Joseph Board of Directors: Education

Gene Vertus Executive Director

Passion Rescue Mission

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes