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You Can Change Homelessness

Interested in volunteering? Join us for our upcoming Partnership Overview: Saturday, April 4th 9:30- 11:00 AM Burnside Shelter (111 W. Burnside, Portland) Discover our approach to ending homelessness by healing its root causes Learn more about the emergency services and long-term recovery programs we provide Hear stories from the men and women we serve about how their…

11 March 31st, 2009 0
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Byron’s Story of Hope

After 7 years living in a car, could Byron hope for a normal life? Byron’s Story of Hope  (Quicktime Version) Byron from pdxmission on Vimeo. Homeless doesn’t have to mean hopeless.  Your support offers total life recovery to men and women who truly want a way out. Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org.  Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

6 March 30th, 2009 0
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Does A Restroom Really Matter?

Portland Rescue Mission was honored this week for providing quality restrooms for homeless men, women and children — the only 24/7 restroom access in the Old Town area of Portland. For people on the street, having access to a restroom beyond normal business hours is essential.  Our Burnside Shelter 24-hour public restrooms were recently renovated thanks…

9 March 27th, 2009 0
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A Barber — Or A Hero?

Ron is just a barber.  But to homeless men and women and Portland, he’s a friend and hero. http://www.katu.com/news/specialreports/40459332.html Ron received help when he couldn’t give anything in return.  For the last 28 years, he’s been paying that gift forward.  What if we followed his example? WHAT YOU CAN DO: Get involved in the life…

8 March 26th, 2009 0
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Sell On Ebay?

Know someone who sells on Ebay? Spread the word about how they can help homeless men, women and children by donating a portion of their Ebay proceeds. Receive a tax deduction for all donations Display an Ebay “Giving Works” ribbon on your profile Highlight the growing needs of homeless men, women and children Feel great…

9 March 23rd, 2009 0
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You Can Change Homelessness

Interested in volunteering? Join us for our upcoming Partnership Overview: Thursday, March 19th 7:00-8:30 PM Shepherd’s Door (13207 NE Halsey, Portland) Discover our approach to ending homelessness by healing its root causes Learn more about the emergency services and long-term recovery programs we provide Hear stories from the men and women we serve about how…

9 March 18th, 2009 0
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Students “Run to the Rescue”

Two Portland high school students decided to do things differently. As part of their studies at Southridge High School, Matt and Grant needed to complete a senior project.  Most students write an extensive research paper.  But these Beaverton seniors came up with a better idea. “We wanted to get real-world experience and benefit the community,”…

6 March 16th, 2009 1
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How Do You Talk To Kids About Homelessness?

Amber’s young son noticed a line of homeless men outside of Portland Rescue Mission.  How should she answer his questions about homelessness? . . . we were stopped at a light just a few feet away from the long line winding around the outside of the Portland Rescue Mission Men’s Shelter on West Burnside. Just…

9 March 11th, 2009 0
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Jeanine’s Story of Hope

Be abused or be homeless? Jeanine had to choose. Jeanine’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Jeanine from pdxmission on Vimeo. Your support gives mothers like Jeanine safety and a new start. Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

9 March 9th, 2009 0
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A Widow’s Grief

From Jan, a staff member of Portland Rescue Mission: Maria* is a young woman whose husband died six months ago.  As part of her process for working through her grief, she wrote a letter to God:  Dear God, If I knew how I felt, I would tell you. But I don’t.  Sometimes I’m sad, but…

8 March 4th, 2009 0
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