BRIGADE OF MERCY

Compassion Without Borders

MCLEAN, VA   |  www.brigadeofmercy.org

Mission

The Brigade of Mercy (BOM) is an impartial, neutral nonprofit that serves people of all races, nationalities, religions and genders. Our mission is to provide charitable humanitarian relief to the destitute, homeless, orphans, refugees, and victims of war and other calamities. Charitable humanitarian assistance includes: food, clothing, medicine, toiletries, toys, educational materials and other items as needed. BOM strives to empower all, including women and children, to lead a life with dignity and honor. We provide immediate relief to people who have limited or no access to resources to stay alive, safe, and healthy. We strive to have an impact locally and globally, as our work has no boundaries. We are here to change the world.

Ruling year info

2018

Founder & President

Ambreen Rizvi

Main address

6608 TUCKER AVE

MCLEAN, VA 22101 USA

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EIN

83-0595376

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Teenagers in crisis

Second Story provides a safe haven and opportunities for youth victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, substance abuse, teen pregnancies; provides shelters, maternity group homes, housing for teenagers and young mothers, and counseling. BOM works with Second Story to provide food and items for teen shelters and young mothers' babies.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
At-risk youth

New Hope Housing provides creative and lasting solutions to end homelessness by offering homeless men, women and children the services they need to change their lives and succeed; provides shelters, housing and job opportunities for homeless people. BOM partners with New Hope Housing to provide goods as needed for their various programs.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people

Stanton Elementary a Title I school with 17% of the student body being homeless. Mothers need help when they have new babies as they live in poverty. BOM helps makes baskets for them as part of the Baby Bundles project. Each Bundle contains clothing, toys, books, bottles, small furnishings like blankets, diapers, wipes, and a canister of formula.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

Sonnia House is a boarding facility that offers housing to 125 orphans of Mattru Jong District in Sierra Leone. Food, shelter, and education is all provided to these vulnerable children. Children who are not part of the facility are also given aid. BOM provides school supplies, clothing, toiletries, medicine and other items as needed.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

Al Amal Center provides daily educational training to about 45-60 children with mental learning disabilities and autism. The center offers programs of occupational therapy for physical and psychological rehabilitation and trains children in self-care skills for daily life, including physical, sensory and motor skills. The center also offers full boarding to orphans who have grown in the center and have no homes. BOM provides educational materials to the center for the continuation of their activities.

Population(s) Served
People with learning disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people

SLB - ABCD Caringin is a school located in Bandung, Indonesia. SLB stands for Sekolah Luar Biasa in Indonesian language which means Special Needs School. This school serves about 50 underprivileged blind children in a town about 3 hours away from Jakarta. This school is a home based school with limited government funding, run by Mr. Tatang who is blind himself. SLB -ABCD was featured recently on Al Jazeera. It currently does not have any exposure to the world in terms of website. We are working with a friend of BOM who is based in Jakarta. She got in touch with Mr. Tatang who let us know what items he needed for the school. We are providing soccer balls for the vision impaired, oil paints, canvas and brushes.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
People with vision impairments

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Financials

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BRIGADE OF MERCY

Board of directors
as of 5/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ambreen Rizvi

Hadi Reza

Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)

Leena Raza

Marymount University

Dana Saif

International Language Academy (ILA)

Morris Thompson

Source Capital Financial

Maleeha Hasan

CACI

Suzanne Le Menestrel

NASEM