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Fixing Bikes For Homeless Men and Women

From L to R: Wrench Raiders volunteer Jacob Martinez, Larry Carver, Wrench Raiders founder C.J. Speelman.(Photos © J. Maus) From BikePortland.org: CJ Speelman has been working with the homeless for about six years. For him, bikes are merely a way to build community and relationships. “I was looking for what I could give folks besides…

7 January 27th, 2011 0
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World Homeless Day – Top 10 Lists

Millions of people around the world mobilized to participate in the first annual World Homeless Day on 10-10-10. Portland Rescue Mission launched the www.1010PDX.org website as a catalyst and resource for participation in the Portland, Oregon area. We’ve counted down the 10 weeks to 10-10-10 with a new Top 10 list each week to spark…

19 October 8th, 2010 0
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Give A Panhandler A Credit Card?

From Toronto’s www.TheStar.com: What would happen if, instead of spare change, you handed a person in need the means to shop for whatever they needed? What would they buy? Can you spare your credit card, sir? In New York City, an advertising executive recently handed over her American Express Platinum Card to a homeless Manhattan…

15 September 9th, 2010 0
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Tender Care for Homeless Women

Life for any homeless person is difficult. But much more so for homeless women — a majority of whom experience dangers of violence and rape while on the streets. Last Saturday, April 24th, Portland Rescue Mission provided a safe haven for around 75 of these hurting women at our Burnside Shelter. Volunteers from the Community…

16 April 28th, 2010 0
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Reaching Out To Homeless Women

Life for any homeless person is difficult.  But much more so for homeless women — a majority of whom experience dangers of violence and rape while on the streets. Last Saturday, Portland Rescue Mission provided a safe haven for around 75 of these hurting women at our Burnside Shelter.  Volunteers from the Community of Adsideo…

12 February 4th, 2010 2
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