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Couple Serves on Their Wedding Weekend

Not many couples spend their rehearsal dinner serving at a rescue mission. Meet Elizabeth and Adam, who did just that. “Our marriage is not just about us, our marriage is about learning to serve together and doing things that are beyond us,” said Elizabeth. So the night before Elizabeth and Adam got married, they served…

33 August 21st, 2017 1
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Ceaseless Prayer in Action

Daily, our staff serve and invest in the lives of our guests at the Burnside Shelter. It’s amazing when our guests also express care for us. Zack, one of our faithful night team staff members, can attest to this. He had just arrived at the Burnside shelter for his shift, when Rowen, * a participant…

30 August 16th, 2017 0
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Students Play Basketball –Raise 3K for Men and Women In Need

  A crowd of over one thousand people gathered at the school assembly, but the principal called on twenty middle school students to stand. These students­––members of a basketball club started by Beaverton Foursquare for Somali refugees––raised funds to help men and women facing homelessness. “The kids had no idea how much money they had…

14 August 15th, 2017 0
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New Life Recovery in the Great Outdoors

  Summer is a perfect time to take advantage of the great outdoors. Living in the Northwest makes a trip to the beach or even to Mount Hood a doable excursion.   Here at Portland Rescue Mission, we are maximizing the sunny days by getting outside, “being in relationship with one another, enjoying God’s beautiful…

27 July 24th, 2017 0
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How To Pack A Care Kit to Help Someone Homeless

  What do I do when approached by a man or woman facing homelessness? Should I give them money? You can donate to Portland Rescue Mission, where your money will go to provide the help and support men, women and children need to get off the streets. You can also create Care Kits to hand out…

15 June 26th, 2017 0
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Kindness and Baseball –A Father’s Day Story

Roger loved baseball as a kid. He always wanted his dad to play with him, but that never happened, so Roger put the mitt down.   Years later, while at The Harbor ­­–The men’s New Life Recovery Program at Portland Rescue Mission–Roger was reflecting on his childhood:   “I was missing my love for baseball,”…

10 June 15th, 2017 0
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Join the Community In Raising The Roof at Burnside

Few of us know what it feels like to sleep outside in the rain, the cold and sometimes even the snow. Don knows exactly what that feels like. “I’ll never forget the first night out on the street that I was homeless. I had just cardboard that I pulled up around me and made a little…

12 June 14th, 2017 0
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SUMMER OF MISSION BAR-B-QUE

Sunshine, graduation parties, outdoor picnics–– We are feeling summer’s presence, even though summer solstice is still a few weeks away. When you host your party, reunion or open house this summer we are here to help make it awesome! Have Mission Bar-B-Que cater your next event. We’ll save you some work and deliver a meal…

10 June 1st, 2017 0
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8-Year-Old Asks for Gifts for Those in Need for His Birthday

“I didn’t know we’d have this much,” said 8-year-old Evan, looking around at the gifts that his friends brought for his birthday. For his birthday party, held outside at a local park, Evan asked friends to bring gifts of towels, socks and blankets for men and women facing homelessness. “It looks like everyone read the…

10 May 24th, 2017 0
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Shop at New Seasons and Provide Meals for the Hungry

Friend, This weekend is the annual “Hunger Match” at New Seasons! This is an easy opportunity to turn your grocery shopping into a way to help those in our community who are hungry and facing homelessness. As you do your grocery shopping, come to one of the three participating New Seasons locations (Seven Corners, Sellwood and Concordia) on May…

14 May 18th, 2017 0
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