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

  • Earlier this month our program director Kelly Coon got the chance to catch up with our stellar one-woman AV team from the summer of 2016, Allie Brown. She was an absolute JOY to have on staff and we miss her laughs, photos skills, and easy......

  • I am thankful that we serve a God who is sovereign and not swayed by our temporary emotions. If it were left up to me, we would not have gone to Rwanda. But praise the Lord we did, and my life is all the better......

  • If there is one thing I have learned about community development since moving to Memphis, it is that there is a need. I know that sounds like an obvious answer, but for me, I have lived a very comfortable lifestyle, in comfortable places, with nothing......

  • by Philip Walkley, Executive Director “He is out of jail! All the charges were dropped,” Jessica* shared excitedly in a Facebook message. She was talking about Markus, the 25 year old nephew of Mrs. Gladys, a 2010 SOS homeowner. Markus has not had an easy......

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