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“God, if you’re out there…” Brian’s heartfelt prayer helped set him free

It’s 3:00 a.m. and he’s wide awake. The cold, misty light of a street lamp casts a long shadow over a lonely park bench and Brian’s slumped silhouette. The city is sleeping, but there’s no way he can rest. Fear pierces his heart like the icy winter wind chilling his tense body. Regrets echo endlessly…

20 January 4th, 2017 0
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Maximize Your 2016 Tax Benefits, Give Today

As 2016 draws to a close, I find myself deeply grateful for the changed lives here at Portland Rescue Mission. What a tremendous year of healing for so many hurting men, women and children who came to us for help in their darkest times.   You’ve probably seen the overwhelming need in our community. The…

20 December 27th, 2016 0
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Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

“Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for your partnership, allowing us to offer a Merry Christmas to all the people we serve. In fact, last night and tonight we will have over 300 people staying with us in our different facilities. We also have several hundred more people eating with us and receiving care.…

13 December 23rd, 2016 0
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5 Ways to Help Someone Homeless This Winter

Harsh winter conditions are especially detrimental for men and women living outside. “Being homeless is beyond difficult, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. But being homeless during the winter can be deadly,” said Guest Care Manager Andrew Hall. Life becomes all about survival for men and women on the streets. “I remember walking…

20 December 21st, 2016 0
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Gresham Ford is Hands On in Caring for Portland’s Homeless

“Better communities happen when we all get involved,” said Bess Wills, General Manager at Gresham Ford. Known in the community as the “Dealer with a Heart,” Gresham Ford has been actively involved in the Portland/Gresham area through the Contribute to the Community program, benefiting over 250 local charities and non-profits. “Everyone I work with, each…

18 December 16th, 2016 0
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Dannon Partners with PDX Mission to Give Hope

  For the past 74 years, Dannon has served the community by “bringing health through food to as many people as possible.” They have fed families across the globe with their top-of the line yogurt, offering close to 200 different types and flavors of fresh and frozen dairy products. Not only has Dannon served the…

28 December 7th, 2016 0
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Holiday Gift Guide: 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 events. It’s a time that is, for many of us, filled with joy,…

17 November 23rd, 2016 0
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Shop to Support Portland Rescue Mission

Stop in any store and you can’t miss it–– Christmas décor is already out, reminding us that the holiday season is fast approaching. When you are ready to give in to holiday shopping, don’t forget that shopping is one of the easiest ways that you can support Portland Rescue Mission! Here are 4 great opportunities…

17 October 18th, 2016 0
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Buy a Grill, Give Winter Warmth

      Wood Pellet Products is donating a blanket to Portland Rescue Mission for every Timber Heater sold. In their “Warmed Hearts” initiative, the warmth is multiplied with the sale of each heater. Not only are you getting an incredible product, but your purchase provides a blanket for someone facing homelessness this winter. “This…

17 October 7th, 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…

18 October 3rd, 2016 0
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