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Volunteer Month Shout Out!

In the midst of Portland’s bustling streets and diverse communities lies the compassionate heartbeat of the Portland Rescue Mission. At the forefront of our mission are the dedicated volunteers who selflessly give their time and effort to support those in need. Among these heroes stands Michael, a shining example of unwavering dedication and kindness. Michael’s…

7 April 10th, 2024
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Why Volunteer at the Portland Rescue Mission?

As we continue celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Month, we asked our volunteers why they serve at Portland Rescue Mission. Volunteering for Portland Rescue Mission offers a meaningful opportunity to make a direct and positive impact on the lives of those experiencing homelessness and addiction in our community. “It’s an honor and privilege to walk alongside those…

12 April 5th, 2024
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Celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Month!

In the heart of Portland, a beacon of hope shines brightly, emanating from the Portland Rescue Mission. As we celebrate 75 years of serving the community, we owe a debt of gratitude to the unsung heroes who have fueled our mission: our dedicated volunteers. From serving meals to providing shelter, our volunteers stand at the…

17 April 3rd, 2024
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Happy Easter and Spring Blessings!

For over 75 years, Portland Rescue Mission has been a beacon of love and grace, providing compassionate care for our neighbors facing hunger, homelessness, and addiction. We remain just as committed today as we were 75 years ago. As we spring forward, I cordially invite you to watch an Easter Blessing highlighting our heartfelt gratitude…

18 March 31st, 2024
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What Does Good Friday Mean to Portland Rescue Mission?

Join us this Good Friday for a special message of hope and renewal! I invite you to watch a heartfelt video illustrating the power of redemption and love we witness daily at the Mission. Tune in and be inspired as we embrace the message of hope this Good Friday. Good Friday blessings, Eric Bauer Executive…

18 March 29th, 2024
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2023 Year In Review

For 75 years Portland Rescue Mission has been expressing the love and grace of God by offering compassionate care for our neighbors suffering from hunger, homelessness, and addiction. Back in 1949 that care consisted of a smile, a kind word, and a hot bowl of soup served from a big pot in the trunk of…

46 February 28th, 2024
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GOLD SHOES. Who knew? – PART 3

The Auction Has Ended! $50,800! The gold Air Jordans, the mystery donation that has puzzled and delighted us, sold for MORE THAN TWICE their estimated auction price at Sotheby’s this morning!! A community of us gathered along with James, who found the shoes, in a conference room at Portland Rescue Mission while we hit the…

102 December 20th, 2023
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GOLD SHOES. Who knew? – PART 2

We knew this was a special story, but it has been so amazing to see all of the excitement about the Spike Lee Air Jordan sneaker auction coming up on Monday. We have gotten, well, A LOT of press (See Below). It has touched me to see so many engaged with the significance and symbolism…

92 December 16th, 2023
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GOLD SHOES. Who knew?

I’ve had such wild ride these last few months thanks to a pair of sneakers that were dropped down the donation chute at Portland Rescue Mission’s Burnside Shelter. Earlier this year, a man who is in our long term shelter program was sorting through clothing and shoe donations. He noticed a bright gold pair of…

100 December 11th, 2023
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Portland Rescue Mission Personal Perspective: Gary Parkin

Volunteers play an invaluable role in the ministry of Portland Rescue Mission. In 2022 alone, 877 volunteers served a grand total of 15,397 hours. Each hour was filled with the kind of relational care that brings hope to men, women, and children who struggle with hunger and homelessness. The gifts of time, talent, and heart…

179 May 22nd, 2023
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