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Students at ACCESS Academy inspire school to build care kits

“Why don’t we just feed them?” “Can we help them get a home?” “Why didn’t you stop and help them?” These are just some of the compassionate, yet very important questions a couple of us on staff here at Portland Rescue Mission have heard our kids say before. They are also questions that some of…

30 December 9th, 2015 0
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Tim Lang says yes to ‘strange adventures’ at Portland Rescue Mission

Tim Lang made a decision: No matter what Portland Rescue Mission asked him, his answer would be yes. “I told God I’m here, this is where you want me to be and so obviously, anything the Mission wants from me is what you want from me, and I’m going to say yes,” he explained. “It’s…

28 December 9th, 2015 0
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‘Rucksgiving’ comes to Portland Rescue Mission, adds creative spin on giving

While many people spent their long Thanksgiving weekend after the annual holiday festivities on Thursday decorating for Christmas and shopping for gifts, a group of 20 people from FEAR Platoon and BEASTS Obstacle Course Racers made other plans. They spent Saturday celebrating the first ever “Rucksgiving” in the Portland area. Hiking through downtown Portland, each…

25 December 3rd, 2015 0
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After a successful Thanksgiving, eyes turn to Project Christmas Care

Gratefulness and giving go hand in hand, and as we move past Thanksgiving into the Christmas season, it’s more evident than ever. Thanks to your generosity, Thanksgiving was a resounding success at Portland Rescue Mission. Between our annual Thanksgiving dinner at the Burnside Shelter on Wednesday night and Thanksgiving Day, in particular, we were able to…

23 December 2nd, 2015 0
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Project Christmas Care: 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 other events. It’s a time that, for many of us, is filled with…

29 November 25th, 2015 0
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Project Christmas Care: Make people in need feel loved and remembered

For many of the men and women in our New Life Ministries and Connect Ministry, the holidays remind them of dark and painful times. Their pasts are often filled with memories of homelessness, isolation, agony and discomfort.  With your help, this Christmas season offers new hope, and the chance to make new memories. Your gift today toward Project Christmas Care provides an…

31 November 24th, 2015 0
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Rain boots, winter coats needed for the kids at Shepherd’s Door

For the women and children who take refuge at Shepherd’s Door, one of the last things we want them worrying about is how they’ll feed or clothe themselves and their family. Recovery is about transformation, and our goal is to give them hope for the future by restoring their life to one filled with meaning and…

29 November 18th, 2015 0
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Homeless men, women and children find ‘home’ at Portland Rescue Mission

A note from Eric Bauer (Executive Director of Portland Rescue Mission) … My oldest son left for college this fall. Though he won’t be around our family table during the holidays, it’s good to know he’ll have Thanksgiving with friends and relatives on the other side of the United States. It’s nice to have a…

27 November 11th, 2015 0
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Famous Footwear donates socks, serves Connect Ministry at Burnside Shelter

During the cold and rainy winter months, especially, keeping your feet warm and dry when you’re experiencing homelessness and living on the streets is vital. That is why a good pair of socks is one of the greatest needs of our guests at Portland Rescue Mission. We can easily distribute over 400 pairs of socks…

26 November 11th, 2015 0
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Shop for presents and support Portland Rescue Mission this year

Sure, it might not even be Thanksgiving yet, but when it comes to retail stores, Christmas shopping appears to be in full swing regardless. So, if you’re currently getting the early jump on your gift buying this year, did you know shopping is one of the easiest, most convenient ways you can support Portland Rescue…

22 November 9th, 2015 0
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