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Last Chance to Give Hope in 2013!

  The New Year is almost here! With just a few hours remaining until 2014, time is running out this year – but it’s not too late to give. Your donation today will help us hit the ground running in 2014 as we anticipate a greater need than ever before. Plus, your generous donation today…

8 December 30th, 2013 0
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The Return of Christmas

Doug grew up as the youngest child in a large family. Christmas was magical for him as a boy. “My fondest childhood memories are of Christmas morning. We [kids] would stay up all night on Christmas Eve playing marathon Monopoly games in our room.” When Doug was six year old, his parents divorced and his…

8 December 24th, 2013 0
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Christmas Memories: Tiffany & Sarah

Christmas can be an especially hard time for many of our residents at The Harbor as well as Shepherd’s Door, our women’s addiction recovery ministry. Memories of sad, painful experiences are magnified during this season when our society celebrates a special time of joy, peace, and love. Growing up, Tiffany has fond memories of Christmas…

7 December 23rd, 2013 0
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Dwight’s Story of Hope

Dwight hated his life. He isolated himself from his family, embarrassed to tell them that he was often homeless. He always put on a smiling face for friends and family, but he was dying inside. He often considered suicide. Since coming to Portland Rescue Mission, Dwight has healed from the demons of his past and…

7 December 15th, 2013 0
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Thanksgiving around the Mission!

Thanksgiving was a busy and awesome time this year at the Mission! To start things off, we served Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday evening to over 500 homeless guests! Huge thanks to Mosaic Church for helping us pull off this big event – they provided 70 volunteers to help serve dinner and interact with the guests…

15 December 12th, 2013 0
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Scott’s Story of Hope

When the economy took a dive, Scott lost his job. A lack of connections left him jobless and alone. Depressed, Scott began to drink in order to forget the despair that he was feeling. “I lived on the streets. It was pretty tough. Trying to sleep is the hardest – I didn’t want to fall…

10 December 8th, 2013 0
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A Common Experience

A couple weeks ago, a group of women from Shepherd’s Door, our life recovery ministry for women and children, were invited to spend time with residents at The Springs Assisted Living facility in Wilsonville. The moment our ladies walked in the door, they were greeted by a beautiful room set for tea – and a…

8 December 6th, 2013 0
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Discussing Homelessness: Part I

Last week, Portland Rescue Mission Executive Director Eric Bauer sat down with KATU News’ AM Northwest to discuss the issue of homelessness and what the Mission is doing to help. Eric discusses: The overall homeless situation in Portland Who Portland’s homeless truly are How people become homeless Homeless stereotypes What we’re doing to help How…

8 December 5th, 2013 0
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Give $30, Get $30 – Stanford’s Stocking Stuffer!

Your generous donation to help hurting, homeless people will go twice as far during our Stanford’s Stocking Stuffer deal! It’s so simple: Donate $30 to help someone in need and receive a $30 Stanford’s Restaurant gift card, a perfect stocking stuffer for a friend or family member. It’s a no-brainer! IMPORTANT: In order to be…

7 December 2nd, 2013 0
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