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GOLD SHOES. Who knew? – PART 2

We knew this was a special story, but it has been so amazing to see all of the excitement about the Spike Lee Air Jordan sneaker auction coming up on Monday. We have gotten, well, A LOT of press (See Below). It has touched me to see so many engaged with the significance and symbolism…

151 December 16th, 2023
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GOLD SHOES. Who knew?

I’ve had such wild ride these last few months thanks to a pair of sneakers that were dropped down the donation chute at Portland Rescue Mission’s Burnside Shelter. Earlier this year, a man who is in our long term shelter program was sorting through clothing and shoe donations. He noticed a bright gold pair of…

168 December 11th, 2023
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Portland Rescue Mission Personal Perspective: Gary Parkin

Volunteers play an invaluable role in the ministry of Portland Rescue Mission. In 2022 alone, 877 volunteers served a grand total of 15,397 hours. Each hour was filled with the kind of relational care that brings hope to men, women, and children who struggle with hunger and homelessness. The gifts of time, talent, and heart…

236 May 22nd, 2023
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Mother’s Day at Shepherd’s Door

This Mother’s Day, Shepherd’s Door women and children are celebrating! Michelle Corbin, our Family Life Manager, shares with us some ways that Portland Rescue Mission supports the women to become better mom’s.   Mom’s are reunified with their kids. Every year about 10 families are reunified at Shepherd’s Door. Mom’s go through a parenting class…

219 May 14th, 2023
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Fresh Start Catering in Portland, Oregon

This spring, kick off the warm weather with a catered meal by Fresh Start Catering with our new Spring Menu! Simply put, Fresh Start Catering is here to serve. This process begins with serving you and your team some of the best food you have ever experienced. Every bite from our delectable seasonal menus has been comprised of…

217 May 6th, 2023
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Portland Rescue Mission Volunteer to Volunteer Manager

This week, we celebrate National Volunteer Week by spending some time with Volunteer Manager Allison Parris, who’s volunteer journey began at just 11 years old! Allison’s Story Allison first started serving at the Mission with her family when she was eleven. Like a lot of our volunteers, she started serving dinner at our Burnside Shelter…

231 April 19th, 2023
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Good Friday Message from Executive Director, Eric Bauer

Hear a Good Friday Message from the Executive Director of Portland Rescue Mission, Eric Bauer. For 75 years we’ve been able to offer the love and grace of Jesus Christ to those who are experiencing homelessness in the city of Portland. Your support has empowered us to offer compassionate care to neighbors in need.

207 April 7th, 2023
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Fulfilling Careers at Portland Rescue Mission

Spring brings new life and new opportunities. Portland Rescue Mission is hiring! At Portland Rescue Mission, we describe ourselves as highly relational, Christ-centered, joyful servants. Our passion is to exalt Jesus by cultivating transformed lives. If that sounds like something you or someone you know would like to be a part of, please consider our career…

211 April 6th, 2023
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Glimmer Report

You may be asking yourself, what is a Glimmer? A Glimmer is a way that God demonstrates His love toward us, in small or special ways. God may use you to encourage someone or He may send someone along to encourage you. Over this last year, we have seen beacons of light and moments of…

216 March 31st, 2023
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Portland Rescue Mission Personal Perspective: Jamie Bradshaw

Volunteers play an invaluable role in the ministry of Portland Rescue Mission. In 2022 alone, 877 volunteers served a grand total of 15,397 hours. Each hour was filled with the kind of relational care that brings hope to men, women, and children who struggle with hunger and homelessness. The gifts of time, talent, and heart…

279 March 24th, 2023
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