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An Act of Love Rejected

From Jan, a staff member of Portland Rescue Mission: My work day had been long with multiple meetings and many decisions to be made. As it came to a close, I so wanted to head to a warm, comfortable home.  But I had made a commitment. A team of women was waiting for me to…

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John’s Story of Hope

On Easter weekend 2009, John left behind the hunger, cold and addiction of his old life. John’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) John from pdxmission on Vimeo. Men like John often feel like they’re beyond hope. They’ve messed up their lives beyond repair. But your support gives them another chance and shows them a way…

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David Letterman and the Girl Scout Cookies

From the KOIN Local 6 website: Well, David Letterman is nothing if not a man of his word. On the Jan. 20 episode of The Late Show with David Letterman, the host bought $2,000 worth of Girl Scout Cookies from an audience member. He said he wanted the cookies delivered to KOIN Local 6 Early traffic…

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Homelessness Doesn’t Have A Tour Guide

From the Street Roots blog: The Unreality of Urban PlungesDisclaimer: The original post includes quotes of some profane language. Robert chose to be homeless for a short time, just to see what it was like. As I sat on some church steps eating a charity sack dinner, a man on a bicycle screamed at me:…

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Cindy’s Story of Hope

Cindy’s daughter was ashamed of her. She was often drunk. And never learned to read. Cindy’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Cindy from pdxmission on Vimeo. The lies Cindy believed about herself held her back. She was dumb. She was a failure. There was no hope for someone like her. But at Shepherd’s Door, our…

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Hope Is Here – Annual Report

Your Dollar Goes So Much Further New Annual Report Reveals Greater Effectiveness Our latest Annual Report shows dramatic improvement in efficiency over the last three years. Since 1949, Portland Rescue Mission has been feeding and caring for hurting, hungry people. In recent decades, we’ve expanded our ministry to help men, women and children through addiction…

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Jim’s Story of Hope

Exhausted from carrying his pack, Jim just wanted a place to sleep. But he found something more. Jim’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Jim from pdxmission on Vimeo. Today, instead of hiding his troubles in alcohol, Jim is facing them head on. “It’s not weighing me down any more.” Thanks to your support, Jim is…

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Insult Me for $1.00

From Dallas, a staff member of Portland Rescue Mission: As I was driving recently, I stopped at the light on NE Halsey and 102nd. On my left was a man holding a sign that read “Insult me for $1.00.” That man, Matt* had been a resident in our men’s New Life recovery program at one…

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A Fresh Start – March Newsletter

Two young people have a second chance at life. Emily and Damien had such promise in life — until personal pain and uncontrolled addiction nearly destroyed them. No Ordinary RingIt’s a Promise that Led to Healing When Emily talks about her mom, her big brown eyes sparkle like the amethyst ring on her finger. “Years…

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