News and Updates

COVID-19 UPDATE

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the health and well-being of so many of our brothers and sisters here at home as well as around the world. There is great concern about the economic and emotional impact that will stay with us for many months to come. While restrictions and stay at home orders were necessary to stop the spread of this virus, many of our neighbors are now facing financial burdens and are struggling to put food on the table.

FOOD DRIVE 2020

Everyone has felt the impact of COVID-19 in one way or another. For some, this impact was the loss of a job causing a financial hardship. For those that call the streets home, organizations and volunteers were not able to help with food and necessities as they did before the pandemic. As our city continues to “re-open” and we all adjust to a new way of life (or a new normal), Three Grains of Rice Missions is committed to helping those who are struggling.

Three Grains of Rice Missions is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established in July 2016 to share God’s love and mercy in our neighborhood, our community and our world, leaving those we encounter with a smile and a full heart.

Through Volunteering, Outreach and Support, the three pillars of our foundation, we will forge strong and lasting relationships with the homeless community, organizations that help those in need and individuals who want to reach out and serve.

WHO WE ARE &

WHAT WE DO

WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

“I have never forgotten the painfulness of poverty, homelessness and violence I experienced as a young boy. I have also never forgotten the feeling of hope and peacefulness when “unexpected strangers” provided a helping hand that gave me the drive to carry on.” — Ed Perez, President, CEO

These words are the inspiration for creating Three Grains of Rice Missions. Ed has always had a passion for helping those who have fallen upon hard times and are struggling to maintain their day-to-day life. After countless hours working in the community and going on many internal mission trips, I discovered there was a need for a different kind of community outreach and support.

It is our goal to create an army of “unexpected strangers” that will energize the hearts of those in need and provide them with that same hope and healing that I personally experienced.  We will reach out to the children experiencing homelessness or who are living in poverty and provide them with an opportunity to have the same experiences as other children.  We will help organizations caring for these individuals maintain their facilities so they can to continue to focus on providing recovery for those in their care. We are committed to sharing God’s love and mercy with everyone we encounter and leave them with a smile and a full heart.  We will build strong relationships with the homeless community, families in need, organizations that help those in need and individuals who want to reach out and serve.

OUR PROGRAMS

Three Grains of Rice Missions provides support locally and internationally to individuals and organizations that we have established a relationship with. Areas of focus include:

  • Community Outreach
  • Volunteerism
  • Sponsorship of international missions with an emphasis on youth and elderly programs
  • Project planning and management for repairs and updates for shelter facilities
  • Liaison for in-kind donation collection and distribution to our partners

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RELATIONSHIPS

Three Grains of Rice Missions provides support locally and internationally to individuals and organizations that we have established a relationship with. Areas of focus include:

Partnerships – organizations we collaborate with community outreach and support.

  • St. John’s County Homeless Coalition (St. Augustine)
  • City Rescue Mission
  • Trinity Rescue Mission
  • Salvation Army
  • Healthy Alliance Jacksonville
  • Cup of Love Ministry Jacksonville
  • • Presbyterian Social Ministries
  • University of Northeast Florida
  • Vision with Compassion – Cuba
  • Deeply Rooted Grounds – Nicaragua
  • His Body Ministries – Guatemala and Haiti and Northeast Florida 
  • No Border for Hope – Philippines, Kenya and Ecuador and Northeast Florida
  • VISION IGLESIA PASTOR ARCELIANO-CALI, COLOMBIA