Empowering people to attack poverty in their life and community.
Strengthen under-resourced communities through spiritual growth, education, revitalization and basic needs.
Attack = “To begin to deal with a problem or task in a determined and vigorous way”
Poverty = “Powerless, disenfranchised, lacking well-being and the resources to obtain well-being”
Three foundational beliefs that drive us:

  1. There are two types of poverty: Situational and Generational. We focus on breaking the cycles of generational poverty.
  2. Generational poverty cannot be changed with small, soft-hearted plans. It must be directly addressed with great intention through mutual relationships.
  3. Generational poverty is a complicated spiritual, relational, mental-attitude, educational and financial issue.
Our work involves partnering with the local church to adopt pockets of poverty and launching what we call: “FRIENDS INITIATIVES”. We love bringing together communities of resource with communities of need. Our Friends Initiatives are long-term partnerships with local churches, residents and stakeholders who are committed to community transformation. Our initiatives include: clean water-projects, in-school student support, after school programs, literacy, GED completion, job readiness training and home repair.

2009 – Richard Logan became the Missions Pastor at River Pointe Church and began to research areas in close proximity to his church with a high concentration of need. One day he got in his car and just began to drive. Remembering people talking several years ago about an “at-risk” area on the North side of the railroad tracks in downtown Richmond; Richard decided to go and take a look for himself. He was so moved by the need and possibilities for the church to partner with others in the community to bring about lasting transformation. After many conversations with city leaders, stakeholders, local residents, and pastors, Friends of North Richmond was born!
2010 – Friends of Uganda initiative is launched as a result of a tremendous partnership between River Pointe Church, Africa Renewal Ministries and Living Water International. Friends of North Richmond continues to grow, mobilizing over 400 volunteers in it’s first year! Sustainability discussions begin regarding these “Friends” initiatives including the potential development of a 501c(3). Excitement in the community is building!
2011 – In an effort to mobilize more churches and set the stage for future growth, Attack Poverty is founded by Richard Logan and begins non-profit application process. In December we were granted 501c3 status! This was an amazing year, here are the highlights: We sponsored the drilling of 3 bore holes in Rushere, Uganda; had a documentary made highlighting our work: “Uganda Man”; started an after school program in North Richmond, TX called You Can Academy; mobilized 939 amazing people to serve through Friends of North Richmond and Friends of Uganda; and River Pointe Church raised funds on our behalf to purchase land  and build a permanent ministry headquarters!

2012– Richard Logan steps off the River Pointe Church staff team to lead Attack Poverty in a full-time capacity. Attack Poverty purchases land in North Richmond and begins putting together plans for a Neighborhood Resources Center which will become the hub for all of their work in North Richmond, as well as house the Attack Poverty Office Headquarters. Church partnership grows from one church to nine and counting! A second You Can Academy is launched. The total number of volunteers mobilized to serve in North Richmond and Rushere Uganda tops well over one thousand, making this year the highest level of community involvement to-date!