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Project Christmas Care: Make it a ‘Yellow and Black Friday’

As of Friday, the Christmas season is officially in full swing. Malls will be packed with people. Decorations will be up everywhere. Christmas lights will be glimmering. And between now and December 25, the calendar will be joyfully packed with activities and other events. It’s a time that, for many of us, is filled with…

12 November 25th, 2015 0
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Project Christmas Care: Make people in need feel loved and remembered

For many of the men and women in our New Life Ministries and Connect Ministry, the holidays remind them of dark and painful times. Their pasts are often filled with memories of homelessness, isolation, agony and discomfort.  With your help, this Christmas season offers new hope, and the chance to make new memories. Your gift today toward Project Christmas Care provides an…

12 November 24th, 2015 0
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Make the holidays memorable, work at Portland Rescue Mission

At Portland Rescue Mission, the holidays are a very special time. Since many of the men, women and children that come through our programs have often had painful memories of holidays past, the staff at the Mission are blessed with the opportunity to offer up a more hopeful and positive narrative of the season for…

8 November 21st, 2015 0
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Rain boots, winter coats needed for the kids at Shepherd’s Door

For the women and children who take refuge at Shepherd’s Door, one of the last things we want them worrying about is how they’ll feed or clothe themselves and their family. Recovery is about transformation, and our goal is to give them hope for the future by restoring their life to one filled with meaning and…

9 November 18th, 2015 0
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Overflowing with joy, Barbara lights up Shepherd’s Door, Mission Bar-B-Que

Overflowing with joy, the smile on Barbara’s face is unmistakable. As she walks the halls at Shepherd’s Door, her transformation is evident to all. Barbara’s past life is but a distant memory, and all who meet her can’t help but be inspired by her story. “She’s my hero,” said Fox 12 Oregon’s Amy Troy at our…

12 November 16th, 2015 0
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12 years after Shepherd’s Door, Darlene has regained all that was lost

It’s late at night at Shepherd’s Door, our New Life Ministry for women and children in northeast Portland. A woman comes downstairs, anxious and unable to sleep. She has a court date tomorrow to find out if she’ll gain custody of her children now that she’s in recovery. Darlene, a night-shift staff member, invites her…

9 November 11th, 2015 0
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John becomes a new kind of man at The Harbor

Cold rain pelted John as he stared blankly at the endless gray sky. He’d barely slept. Two weeks sleeping on the same patch of sidewalk left his joints stiff and muscles aching. “God, help me,” he whispered, rubbing his tired eyes. Up the street, a line was forming of people hungry for breakfast at the…

10 November 11th, 2015 1
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Homeless men, women and children find ‘home’ at Portland Rescue Mission

A note from Eric Bauer (Executive Director of Portland Rescue Mission) … My oldest son left for college this fall. Though he won’t be around our family table during the holidays, it’s good to know he’ll have Thanksgiving with friends and relatives on the other side of the United States. It’s nice to have a…

9 November 11th, 2015 0
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Famous Footwear donates socks, serves Connect Ministry at Burnside Shelter

During the cold and rainy winter months, especially, keeping your feet warm and dry when you’re experiencing homelessness and living on the streets is vital. That is why a good pair of socks is one of the greatest needs of our guests at Portland Rescue Mission. We can easily distribute over 400 pairs of socks…

13 November 11th, 2015 0
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Shop for presents and support Portland Rescue Mission this year

Sure, it might not even be Thanksgiving yet, but when it comes to retail stores, Christmas shopping appears to be in full swing regardless. So, if you’re currently getting the early jump on your gift buying this year, did you know shopping is one of the easiest, most convenient ways you can support Portland Rescue…

8 November 9th, 2015 0
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