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“Can I Buy Your Sign?”

For the past 20 years, Willie Baronet has stopped his car to ask homeless people on street corners, “Can I buy your sign?” He first asks how much the person wants for the sign, and then negotiates a price. He buys most signs for about $10. After two decades of collecting signs, Baronet has amassed…

9 May 30th, 2014 0
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8 Men Reach Goal, Run Half Marathon

On Sunday, May 18th, eight men from The Harbor, our men’s addiction recovery program, successfully completed the Portland Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon! The guys trained for 14 weeks through rain, cold and occasional sun in order to fully prepare for the event. “Training for this event gave me the opportunity to set a goal…

6 May 29th, 2014 0
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Coffee Donations Needed!

It’s dark outside. Imagine tossing and turning in a weathered sleeping bag; the cold, unforgiving hardness of the sidewalk pressed up against your body no matter how you lie. When you finally get “comfortable,” you struggle to fall asleep because you know everything you own could be gone when you wake up. Yes, your most…

7 May 21st, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 20 – Overwhelming Encouragement

You may have seen this story we launched earlier this spring featuring Doug, a man going through our New Life Ministry addiction recovery program.  WATCH: Doug’s Story of Hope video Since his story and video were released about 2 months ago, Doug has received overwhelming feedback and encouragement from friends and family. “They say I’ve…

6 May 19th, 2014 0
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Giving $100 to Homeless People

To must of us, getting handed $100 would be exciting. To a homeless person, it’s a lifeline. Check out this powerful video from “Give Back Films.” While giving large amounts of money isn’t necessarily the best way to help a person on the street, this example of radical generosity reveals important truths: To someone in…

9 May 16th, 2014 0
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Birthday Party for the Homeless

 Many homeless men and women watch their birthday come and go like every other day of the year. No celebration. No cake. Certainly no gifts. Not even a “Happy Birthday” from a friend. But this year, with the support and thoughtfulness of generous friends like you, our homeless guests will know they’re not forgotten! On…

7 May 13th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 19 – Life Skills Training

When a man or woman enters our New Life Ministry addiction recovery program, the goal is for them to walk out of our doors about a year later as a wholly transformed person – mentally, physically, relationally and spiritually. We also strive to give each person the tools they’ll need to be successful in whatever…

5 May 12th, 2014 0
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Fred Meyer, Shoppers Help Homeless

Did you know that you can help end hunger and homelessness in our city by simply shopping at Fred Meyer? That’s right, in February and March alone, Fred Meyer shoppers raised 2,186 meals through Portland Rescue Mission! Thanks to the generosity of Fred Meyer, supporting the Mission through this program doesn’t cost shoppers a dime.…

6 May 7th, 2014 0
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$50,000 Matching Gift Challenge!

For a limited time, you have the chance to give a gift that will provide twice the impact of a regular gift! A generous group of donors has offered a Matching Challenge, meaning they’ll match, dollar for dollar, every gift received in May, up to $50,000!  Imagine what your doubled gift could do…more hearts healed from brokenness, more…

11 May 6th, 2014 0
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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 18 – Volunteers From New Seasons

A team from New Seasons Market volunteered last Thursday, cleaning the gardens and planting seeds at Shepherd’s Door, our women’s and children’s ministry. The team consisted of twenty department and store managers from the Seven Corners location.  “We are working with our Lend a Hand program in which every New Seasons staff member gets 8…

8 May 5th, 2014 0
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