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UPS volunteers deliver hope at the Burnside Shelter

For over nine years, so much has changed at Portland Rescue Mission. Transitions have happened, improvements have been made to facilities, new programs have been created and yet, amid all the changes, one thing has remained consistent: Breakfast on the fourth Thursday of the month. With Mark Lasof leading the way, the UPS volunteers have…

81 January 11th, 2016 0
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Winter clothing, blankets needed: Keep guests warm at Portland Rescue Mission

Our supplies of blankets and winter clothing to help people in need are running low. Will you help stock our closets at Shepherd’s Door, The Harbor and the Burnside Shelter? This winter, Portland Rescue Mission will provide warm clothing to countless people, easing their suffering and protecting their health. For people sleeping outside, we provide daily…

88 January 7th, 2016 0
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Teen accepts challenge to clean out closet, gives proceeds to Shepherd’s Door

At only 15 years old, Delana’s life took a surprise detour recently at a youth conference with Village Baptist Church. As her fellow students each pulled a card that challenged them to do something “out-of-the-box” for God, Delana’s card took it to the next level. She was to simplify her life by selling all but…

81 January 6th, 2016 2
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Gift of interruption reaps unexpected blessings at Portland Rescue Mission

A note from Eric Bauer (Executive Director of Portland Rescue Mission) … After a decade-long fulfilling career as an engineer in technology development, God interrupted my life with a call to serve people suffering on the margins of society. I never saw this coming nor understood where it would lead. But I knew it was…

85 January 5th, 2016 0
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2015 in review, 10 ‘Stories of Hope’ from Portland Rescue Mission

With 2015 in the rearview mirror, it only seemed appropriate to look back at all the transformation you helped make happen at Portland Rescue Mission through your generosity. With your financial support, we have been blessed to be a part of all of these men and women’s journeys below and so much more. It has…

88 December 31st, 2015 0
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2015 at Portland Rescue Mission: More meals, more shelter, more transformation

Thanks to YOU, 2015 has been a banner year for Portland Rescue Mission. Your generosity in action has made it possible for us to serve more men, women and children than ever before. Without your compassion and kindness, our accomplishments over the last year would not have been possible. Every gift you give before the…

86 December 30th, 2015 3
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New Christmas memories, new perspective for Sherri, Kat and Raquel at Shepherd’s Door

The past can be a difficult thing to leave behind. After a lifetime of struggles, tragedy, disappointment, heartbreak, bad choices and other baggage, it can take a miracle to overcome—a miracle realized by the women and children right here in the New Life Ministry at Shepherd’s Door. For the women and children at Shepherd’s Door,…

83 December 22nd, 2015 3
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New Christmas memories, new perspective for Eli, Jesse and Kevin at The Harbor

As one of the legendary quotes goes from “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Clarence (the angel) tells George Bailey, “No man is a failure who has friends.” And for many of the residents at The Harbor, this could not be truer as they not only remain in community there, but push through the hard reality of…

80 December 21st, 2015 0
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Dress for Success blesses Connect women for Christmas, and you can too

For the men and women in our Connect program, one of their primary goals is to transition off the streets and into housing and permanent employment. Connect is a three-to-four month program that provides the stability needed for men and women to re-focus, catch their breath, and pursue their goals. While they are with us,…

91 December 17th, 2015 0
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Project Christmas Care: Everyone can give something, even 6-year-old Lucy

Everyone has something to give, and everyone can contribute to a place like Portland Rescue Mission for many different reasons. For Lucy, it was because of a woman she met named Cami. After seeing her mom give Cami a gift card for some food to eat, she thought it was important to do even more…

76 December 16th, 2015 0
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