- Report: #1019309
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Complaint Review: Union Rescue Mission
Union Rescue Mission545 S San Pedro St Los Angeles, California United States of America
Union Rescue Mission Rescue Mission Union Rescue Mission Living Large on the Backs of the Homeless Los Angeles, California
*General Comment: URM save my life
*General Comment: The Character of a righteous man will save him from vicious slanderers
*Consumer Comment: Justin
*Author of original report: Based on new information I amend this report.
*Consumer Comment: Justin is a moron
*Consumer Comment: This Article is NOT true at all...
*Consumer Comment: The only fraudulent thing here is you!
*General Comment: Give it up.
*Author of original report: Your all just employees of the mission
*General Comment: Andy Bales has an impeccable reputation
*General Comment: This is absolutely absurd!
*General Comment: Completely erroneous report on income and real estate
*General Comment: This is actual evidence.
*General Comment: A Man of Honor
*General Comment: False!
*General Comment: A collection of lies
*General Comment: No way
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First off all the management at the mission earn 6 figure salaries and the CEO Andrew Bales earns a seven figure salary. They also claim to be a mission with Christian values however they are actually interfaith. They have people from all religions holding services at the mission and pretend to lean to what faiths wallet is in the door.
One of their closest allies Kevin Haah is the president of the Interfaith Clergy Council (Source
The executives own private planes, luxury cars, mansions and even boats. If you don't believe me here is the million dollar mansion their CEO lives in in one of Pasadena's most pricey neighborhoods in the link. https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=724+N+Marengo+Ave,+Pasadena,+CA&ie=UTF-8&ei=k4ApUeOgI-axigLvtYGwBw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAg The home has been appraised as high as $2.3 million. The missions management team attended a conference ran by Child Fund and Creflo Dollar on how to get people to first give you money and then spend as little on the ministry as legally possible and maintain tax exempt status. As I recall the number was 27% which Union Rescue has set as a goal to create even more funds available to pay themselves. One mission employee told me its against their interest to end homelessness because without "bums" on the streets people would not give them money.
This organization is a kin to the sleazy TV evangelist if not worst. They will say and do anything to get your money. Then they will say something totally different to another for the same reason. They are nothing but a scam using to the poor to get rich.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/23/2013 09:00 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Union-Rescue-Mission/Los-Angeles-California-90013/Union-Rescue-Mission-Rescue-Mission-Union-Rescue-Mission-Living-Large-on-the-Backs-of-the-1019309. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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