What We Do
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.
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.
Soccer program in Cali. Colombia
News and Updates
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.