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TALES FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE: A Peak Inside the Burnside Shelter

This is a season of remembering and giving thanks. One of our favorite ways to stop and celebrate at the Mission is by sharing “Glimmers”- short stories of hope that each of us encounter. Below are a collection of our recent favorites from the Burnside Shelter, shared by director Tim, and Guest Care Manager, Andrew.…

27 October 31st, 2016 0
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Her ‘Highlight of the Month,’ Emma Cooks Dinner at The Mission

I found her in the bustling Kitchen. She had a smile on her face and unmistakable joy. This was her night to serve. This was her night to shine. Once a month, she comes to cook a big dinner at Shepherd’s Door, the women and children’s division of Portland Rescue Mission   Whenever Emma is…

22 October 3rd, 2016 0
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Mainly Cabinets Gifts Mission New Mail System

Did you know that about 1,000 people use Burnside’s Shelter as their home address? Our mail services provide anyone who needs one–an address for job applications, family correspondence, medication and legal issues. Mail is “an essential service for our guests to navigate life and move forward,” said Tim Desper, Director of Burnside Services. One of…

18 September 28th, 2016 0
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Leave a Legacy of Hope

When a mother commits to changing her life––breaking the cycle of drugs and abuse––she is not only changing her life, but the lives of her children for generations to come.   She is changing her story, her legacy.  When you invest in a life like hers by donating to Portland Rescue Mission, you are part of…

19 September 26th, 2016 0
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3 Reasons to donate your car to Drive Away Hunger

It’s time for a new car and you’re thinking of selling your old one, but have you considered donating it to Portland Rescue Mission? Here’s 3 big reasons to donate it to Drive Away Hunger:   You get the maximum tax deduction. Because we repair cars and sell them, many donors get a higher tax deduction than offered…

36 September 21st, 2016 0
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Give relief from the heat to Portland’s homeless

The heat is on for Portland’s growing homeless community… Already this summer, we’ve been scorched by some long stretches of very hot days. Sweltering heat hits hard for men, women and children already struggling without food and shelter. Not just the literal heat that comes with the rising summertime temperatures here in the Rose City,…

28 August 4th, 2016 0
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Real estate with real heart: Sylvia Groce partners with Portland Rescue Mission

The biggest joys in life can come in the most unexpected ways, and for Sylvia Groce, that came in the form of a Triumph TR6 she bought from Drive Away Hunger. “We were surprised that this car lot even existed, and we were so happy to find out that the cars donated go to raise…

16 July 28th, 2016 0
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After Bradley’s nightmare came true, The Harbor woke him up

Bradley laughed at the dark irony. For the last 30 years, he justified his growing addiction with the shallow, comforting thought. “I might be an alcoholic. But no matter how bad it gets, I won’t be living in a tent or under a bridge.” But he was wrong. Walking out of the hotel with just a…

22 June 28th, 2016 0
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‘Add A Meal’ for Portland Rescue Mission at New Seasons’ ‘Hunger Match’

The annual “Hunger Match” at New Seasons is this weekend, and you can be a part of it! If you’re planning on shopping for groceries, come to one of the three participating New Seasons locations (Seven Corners, Sellwood and Concordia) on June 11-12 and “Add a Meal” for a $1.60. For every meal added, New…

21 June 10th, 2016 0
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Kickoff summer with Mission Bar-B-Que (Barbecue Nation with JT interview)

National Barbecue Month may be nearing a close (it takes place during May), but summer hasn’t even started yet (that’s June 20)! And when is a more perfect time of the year to barbecue than that? Which is why you should take the time to educate yourself about Mission Bar-B-Que. For those of you who…

17 May 26th, 2016 0
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