Rescue mission now rated at “zero stars”…a failing grade

Last year we shared with our readers the summary report of the Panama City rescue mission as evaluated by http://www.charitynavigator.org. This is a website that does a fantastic job of evaluting charitable organizations based on performance and ethics to give potential donors an independent and unbiased perspective on an organization. At that time we shared that the mission had scored an overall score of just one star with the rating in the “accountability and transparency” category  in the zero star status (https://movethemission.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/one-star-thats-it-is-this-the-best-we-can-expect/). Today we are reporting that the Panama City Rescue has seen a further decline in their current rating to an overall rating of ZERO. While staying at the horrible level of “13” out of a possible “70” for accountability and transparency , they moved lower in overall status by losing points for financial stability dropping from 47.37 this time last year to a current level of 33.95 out of 70. Keep in mind that these calculations are based on the most recent IRS financial statements from year end dating 2012. Actual current status could be considerable worse based on local reports of financial status and overall chaos within the operations of the mission. This drop has moved them firmly into the failing status.

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=10930#.U7Bbxl5sz7I

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  1. Amanda Bawn

     /  June 29, 2014

    You are correct, this is sad. When I came on staff again I started an effort to address this with the board….it’s in the minutes/notes. Over the last two or three board meetings we have discussed these ratings and are working to address this one step at a time. First, we have adopted and placed a privacy policy on our website. Next I submitted a first draft of the whistleblower policy. Also, we are in process of getting bids for an audit to be done. Last time is was done was for fy 08/09 I believe.

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