SOS exists to glorify God by proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ in underserved neighborhoods through home repair and leadership development.

Spring Break

College students travel from all across the country to partner with inner-city homeowners in making their homes warmer, safer and drier. Through relationship building and home repair, groups are invited to participate the kingdom work of bringing renewal in our city.

Summer Camp

SOS offers Junior High and High School students the chance to sacrifice a week of their summer to immerse themselves in the inner-city of Memphis. Students partner with homeowners to serve Memphis and our Savior by repairing homes in the Binghampton and Orange Mound neighborhoods.

The Academy

The SOS Academy equips young adults to inhabit under-served communities with a Gospel-driven lifestyle of justice and compassion toward their neighbors.

How do we do this?

Through a yearlong residency in Memphis, TN, designed for 19-26 year olds who have a concern for those who are poor, marginalized or unreached.

SOS Builds

SOS Builds is an after school program for urban youth providing educational, character, and leadership enrichment through hands-on construction training. Through SOS Builds, urban youth will gain practical vocational skills, learn to be servant leaders, and grow as followers of Jesus.

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Volunteers

835

Homes Repaired

572

Summer Staff

1098093

Shingles Replaced

  • Enjoy this guest post from one of our beloved campers-turned-summer staff, Kieraney. “My summer at SOS was honestly my best one yet. Service Over Self is a place where you meet the Lord, and find that you could never leave the same once you have......

  • Enjoy this recap of our week with OMP thanks to Sidney Dennis, SOS Academy Intern. Our boxes of Hothands are empty, three roofs have been completed, and 75 college students are back to their studies. This past week at SOS we had the pleasure of......

  • This is an exciting time for SOS. What started nearly 32 years ago with a couple of church youth groups repairing two homes has grown to a repertoire of initiatives helping underserved neighborhoods throughout Memphis to be places of shalom and thriving. Through partnerships with......

  • We’re thankful for the words and reflection shared below from our Camps and Programs Director, Ally Velderman   Happy Christmas, dear friends! What a joy-filled season of anticipation, especially in light of the hard and brokenness that surrounds us here on Earth. Our hearts break......

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