UpB4 the Son Ministries and Charities is registered with the State of NM, (Public Regulation Commission) and the IRS as a 501C3 Non Profit. I'm Steve Stucker the President and Founder, with a board of 6 others, including Pastor Dave Row, David Vilar, Terry Shook, Rose Stucker, Vince Harrison & Kristi Stiegler.
We work with a tiny budget, & an all volunteer board & staff, with the exception one paid, part-time driver.
All our money comes from donations or fund raising events. We receive no government funds.
While we are clearly a Christian Ministry, we do our best to serve anyone who has a need that we are able to meet, without regard to sex, race, nationality, ethnicity, or religious & political beliefs. We carefully select & work with faith-based & secular organizations that fit in with our philosophy of being the working hands & feet of Jesus, by helping those in spiritual & financial need. Among other things, we have donated $47,000 to Make A Wish of New Mexico. We are currently partnering to provide a variety of services in conjunction with Love INC, & Saranam.
The bulk of our time & effort is focused on our newest branch of service, Beds4Kidz. We provide clean, comfortable beds (most are gently used), free of charge, to those who need them. In a short period of time, we have moved approximately 1,500 people, who were sleeping on the floor...into a bed of their own! None of them pay us a penny. We have provided multiple beds for organizations like Children, Youth & Family Division of NM, Adult Protective Services, Methodist Children's Home, Freedom House, St. Martin's Shelter, Albuquerque Rescue Mission, PBJ Family Services, The Dream Center, Love INC, Saranam, Counselors from local schools & many others.
We work with single parents, domestic violence victims, human trafficking survivors, those dealing with cancer & other life shattering health issues, foster/adoptive parents, grandparents taking in grandchildren, & intact famiies struggling through job loss, fires, & other paralyzing issues.
Most important...ALL these people are told we are doing this because of our love for Jesus, & our desire to serve Him, for all He has done for us. We pray for them and WITH them. We refer those who are interested to a church, give them Bibles & offer our counsel, guidance & referrals to other organizations. We follow up with free linens, blankets, pillows, etc. & try to stay in touch.