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Ron’s Story of Hope

Ron was scared. Without a job or apartment, he was alone on the streets of Portland — homeless. He put up a tough front, but was never sure who he could trust. Ron’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) But Ron found a way to change his life. In our New Life Recovery Ministry, he’s addressed…

7 March 28th, 2011 0
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Against the Wall – Annual Report

New Annual Report Shows High Impact In Current Recession Our latest Annual Report shows continued efficiency and significant impact in the lives of hurting people. 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 recovery,…

8 March 22nd, 2011 0
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Employment Opportunities at Portland Rescue Mission

Looking for a job? Join our team of passionate staff as we work to provide emergency care and long-term recovery for homeless men, women and children in the Portland, Oregon area. We’re currently hiring for the following positions. (See full descriptions here.) Drive Away Hunger – Vehicle Sales Men’s Ministry Part-Time Night Manager Next Step…

6 March 21st, 2011 0
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A Note of Thanks

We received a small notecard this week from Laura*: “…I was given such gracious help a couple years ago…  Andy [a staff member] helped me find a place to stay and a bus ticket…  I was given the utmost respect and this gesture will never be forgotten.” Enclosed was a donation to help express her…

6 March 17th, 2011 0
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Zetaman is an ordinary guy doing superhero deeds in Portland, Oregon.  In his spare time, he dons the Zetaman costume and walks the streets looking for ways to help men and women in need.From Zetaman’s Blog: On 5th and Yamhill, we noticed a guy sitting in a doorway. He had a jacket but was trying…

8 March 16th, 2011 1
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Hard Times Generation: Homeless Kids

From 60 Minutes: In some areas of the country, schools are seeing 5-10 more homeless students every day.  School buses make regular stops at low-budget hotels to pick up kids whose families have no other place to live. How does homelessness affect kids?  How do they survive?  What will the long-term effects be on this…

3 March 9th, 2011 0
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How Important Is A Restroom?

Last December, Holly, a member of our staff, met Rick* sitting on the sidewalk outside the Burnside Shelter.  Rick hadn’t eaten all day.  He was exhausted and dehydrated. Dinner was about to be served inside the Mission, so Holly invited Rick to stay and eat.  He declined. Rick’s reason for not eating or drinking may…

8 March 8th, 2011 0
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Larry’s Story of Hope

Larry sat coughing on a cold, wet sidewalk. Bronchitis and fever weakened his body. He needed food, rest — and hope. Larry’s Story of Hope (Quicktime Version) Stories like Larry’s almost always start with hitting rock bottom. Then another hurting person turns to the Mission for help and a hot meal. Your gift today gives…

10 March 7th, 2011 0
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Trail Blazers and Airefco Help End Homelessness

Mike Reid of Portland Rescue Mission receives a check from J.K. Hussa of Airefco Thanks to the generosity of the Portland Trail Blazers and Airefco (local Bryan Heating and Cooling dealer), hurting women and children have hope! J.K. Hussa, president of Airefco, presented Portland Rescue Mission with a check for $2500 at half-time of the…

7 March 4th, 2011 0
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Lloyd Center Mall Helps “Keep Portland Warm”

Winter weather is hard for people without a home.  You can help provide blankets to help hurting men and women stay warm! For every new person to “like” Lloyd Center mall on Facebook, $1.00 will be donated (up to $500) to purchase blankets for people in need*.  Blankets will be donated to Portland Rescue Mission.…

3 March 3rd, 2011 0
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