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The Full Story

Reclamation and Restoration Ministries, Inc. (RRM) is a 501 (c) (3) Not-for-profit Domestic Corporation and Public Charity (not a church) that was organized on January 15, 1996 by Reverend Anthony Kelley and several visionary citizens of Gary, Indiana. It was organized on January 15, 1996, incorporated on March 5, 1996, and received its federal 501 © (3) status in May 1996. It relocated its operations to Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2005 when its Founder, Chairman and CEO was called to Pastor the Mount Zion First Baptist Church filling the Leadership vacancy after the retirement of the Reverend Dr. T.J. Jemison. The purpose of the organization is to promote social and community wholeness by actively developing and implementing relevant and life-changing ministries and programs that will prevent and/or deliver youth and adults from violence, crime, truancy, drug abuse, homelessness, and prison and to equip and/or restore them to lead responsible, meaningful and productive lives.



As a non-profit Public Charity, contributions to RRM are deductible under section 170 of the IRS Code. RRM is qualified to receive tax deductible gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. RRM received nearly 2.4 million dollars in public and private funds to-date to operate its projects and programs since its organization and served 6,040 youth and adults through its programs. RRM employs its staff based upon awarded and publicly supported projects and range from 4 to 15 employees.

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The history

Since RRM relocated its operations to Baton Rouge in 2005 organizational partners have included: LA Department of Public Safety and Corrections/Adult Services; LA Department of Public Safety and Corrections/Youth Services/Office of Juvenile Justice; LA Department of Children and Family Services; EBR Parish Sheriff’s Office; Office of the Mayor-President, City of Baton Rouge/Parish of EBR Workforce Investment Board; Baton Rouge Reentry Coalition; Family Service of Greater BR; BR Area Alcohol and Drug Center; Louisiana Health and Rehab Center; Baton Rouge Community College/Capitol Area Technical College; Southern University School of Social and Behavioral Sciences/Mandela School of Public Policy; Greater First Church Baptist; Mayor’s Office, City of Baker; Housing Authority of EBRP; Habitat for Humanity of Greater BR; Black Family Initiative; Red River Bank, Pelican Chapter of the National Association of Builders and Contractors, Inc.; Ochsner Health System; Prison Ministry and Criminal Justice Commission/National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.; and National Alliance of Faith and Justice, Washington, D.C. (Affiliate National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice.

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