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Portland Rescue Mission is Open for Business

Portland Rescue Mission opens their Burnside Shelter dining room doors to the public for the first time in over two years.

113 April 29th, 2022
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Kevin’s Invitation

“To feel a part of something again, to feel a viability in the community again, that I am worth something to somebody, I have this now. And it’s not because of what I did, but it’s because of the help I got from the Portland Rescue Mission.” Kevin sat in Burnside Shelter at the end…

110 November 9th, 2021
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“I Love Seeing Women’s Lives Changed”

Deanne K, Program Manager for Women’s Connect talks about why she loves her job and the lives she gets to touch at Portland Rescue Mission.

74 August 14th, 2019 0
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Andrew Hall, Safety/ Health/ Wellness Advocate

Andrew Hall, our Assistant Director at the Burnside Shelter here at Portland Rescue Mission, has won an award, honoring him for making safety a priority in the workplace.

70 April 25th, 2019 1
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How to Help Neighbors in Need

If the thought, “I want to help but I don’t know how,” crosses your mind daily while walking through the streets of Portland, you are not alone. Whether you are on your way to work or grabbing a coffee at one of the many shops scattered throughout the city, you will find yourself walking by someone…

43 February 26th, 2019 0
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The $2 Wedding Gift

Just days before their wedding, Jake and Alexsis Woolsey gathered 23 of their closest friends and family to serve dinner at the Portland Rescue Mission’s Burnside Shelter. “It started as a simple idea… to give back,” Jake said. They fed a warm meal to 274 men and women in need, greeting each one as they…

30 January 17th, 2018 0
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Burnside Blanket Drive

Tis the season of joy and generosity! As the days grow colder, the need for warm clothing and blankets grows at our Burnside shelter. Thanks to champions of the Mission like Oak Hills Presbyterian Church, we are able to continue offering blankets, coats and socks to men and women in need of extra warmth. Our…

39 December 11th, 2017 0
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Holiday Volunteering at Portland Rescue Mission in 2017

We know Last week was Halloween and the leaves are as beautiful as ever but, believe it or not, Christmas is 7 weeks away! The holidays are some of the busiest and most joyful times here at Portland Rescue Mission. Did you know that 54% of our annual support comes in at this time? Donations…

40 November 7th, 2017 0
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Just $1.60 Provides A Hot Thanksgiving Meal To A Hungry Man or Woman

[column] You’re probably already making plans for Thanksgiving. Family, friends, great memories and fun-filled events. At Portland Rescue Mission, we’re in the middle of big plans, too! We want to make this Thanksgiving season extra special for thousands of hurting people right here in our community. Otherwise, Thanksgiving will be thank-less — even bitter —…

25 October 24th, 2017 0
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Help Stock Our Pantry — Thanksgiving is Coming Soon!

[column] Can you imagine 700 people coming to your place for Thanksgiving? We can! Thanksgiving is still weeks away, but with hundreds of hungry people coming to the Mission for a great meal — well, we need to start now to make sure there’s plenty of food! We also need your generosity to make sure…

27 September 27th, 2017 0
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