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Rebecca and Art Vogan

Like a root we support organizations in benevolence and education as God directs. Root is a nonprofit ministry that works to bring resources to churches, other ministries and community organizations to facilitate the work God has called them to do. In the early 1980's, ROOT had its beginnings in El Paso, TX. Art Vogan saw that there was a lack of networking between the local churches and ministries, and so he elected to be the liaison in helping them to share their resources with one another. Twenty years later, in 2001 God extended the network to Mercer, Pennsylvania, Art's home town, and with the help of Art's home church, Bethany Presbyterian Church, ROOT International began to take shape. In 2005 Art and Rebecca Vogan and Joyce Hart became the first officers of ROOT International. Sadly, in November of 2005, Joyce passed away and God sent Vicki Narlee to take her place. In 2007 ROOT received its 501(c)3 status.

The resources that ROOT provides are food, clothes, household items, small appliances, large appliances, computers, Bibles (especially in Spanish), tracts, school supplies, toys, blankets, vehicles and many other miscellaneous items. The majority of these items are acquired from churches, colleges, individual donations, and businesses.

Today ROOT has two offices, Mercer, PA and El Paso, TX, and has extended its outreach to western PA, northeastern Ohio, the 9th ward in New Orleans, LA, and the southwest and Navajo Nation. Internationally, it has crossed the border into northern Mexico. The vision is to help organizations in other countries as God provides the resources and opportunities.
Our Partners

King's Kids

  El Paso, TX
Christ's Child Care
  Fumbisi, Ghana
Gateway Mission Training Center
  El Paso, TX