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Angels Among Us

The motto and heartbeat of Melody’s Angels is, “Stay humble, be kind, and spread love.” Melody is a long time friend of Portland Rescue Mission, and more importantly, a friend to those we serve. You’ll find her serving a Sunday meal each month with a smile, greeting every guest at the Burnside Shelter. And she…

6 February 8th, 2017 0
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Piff the Dragon works his magic, helping Portland Homeless

The show was sold out, but nobody responded. The character on stage asked again, “Does anybody have a 20 dollar bill?” Jonathan put his hand up in the air, holding the exact amount. What happened next, Jon never would have imagined, but perhaps that’s what you should expect at a magic show—the unexpected. Next moment…

10 January 27th, 2017 0
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Snow Day Pizza Surprise

The recent snowfall and below-freezing temperatures have increased people’s awareness of Portland’s homeless. We’ve seen many individuals and organizations generously step up, supplying the Mission with hats, coats, blankets, and even pizza… “A woman called the front desk at Burnside the morning of our big snow storm last week. She immediately identified herself as Liberty…

5 January 24th, 2017 0
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Adventist Health Meets Winter Needs for Portland’s Homeless

With compassion, integrity and respect as core values, Adventist Health has been delivering whole-person care to the residents of Portland for over 120 years. “We believe that in order for a person to really meet their fullness, it takes body, mind, and soul,” said Executive Director of Mission Integration, Dr. Terry Johnsson. “That includes taking care…

12 January 3rd, 2017 0
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Maximize Your 2016 Tax Benefits, Give Today

As 2016 draws to a close, I find myself deeply grateful for the changed lives here at Portland Rescue Mission. What a tremendous year of healing for so many hurting men, women and children who came to us for help in their darkest times.   You’ve probably seen the overwhelming need in our community. The…

14 December 27th, 2016 0
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5 Ways to Help Someone Homeless This Winter

Harsh winter conditions are especially detrimental for men and women living outside. “Being homeless is beyond difficult, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. But being homeless during the winter can be deadly,” said Guest Care Manager Andrew Hall. Life becomes all about survival for men and women on the streets. “I remember walking…

14 December 21st, 2016 0
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Gresham Ford is Hands On in Caring for Portland’s Homeless

“Better communities happen when we all get involved,” said Bess Wills, General Manager at Gresham Ford. Known in the community as the “Dealer with a Heart,” Gresham Ford has been actively involved in the Portland/Gresham area through the Contribute to the Community program, benefiting over 250 local charities and non-profits. “Everyone I work with, each…

13 December 16th, 2016 0
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90 Years of Community Giving with Fred Meyer

Fred Meyer’s philosophy of giving starting with Mr. Meyer himself, nearly 90 years ago. “He was a firm believer in giving back to the customers and communities that we do business in,” said Judi Swift, Community Relations Coordinator.   “That is still part of our corporate philosophy today, whether it is through volunteering, donations, community rewards,…

12 December 14th, 2016 0
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Dannon Partners with PDX Mission to Give Hope

  For the past 74 years, Dannon has served the community by “bringing health through food to as many people as possible.” They have fed families across the globe with their top-of the line yogurt, offering close to 200 different types and flavors of fresh and frozen dairy products. Not only has Dannon served the…

11 December 7th, 2016 0
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Holiday Gift Guide: 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 events. It’s a time that is, for many of us, filled with joy,…

10 November 23rd, 2016 0
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