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Aaron Plaat Uses His Artwork to Help People Heal

Local Portland artist, Aaron Plaat, uses his art to support Portland Rescue Mission and help struggling people in his community

13 July 6th, 2019 0
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Burnside Blanket Drive

Tis the season of joy and generosity! As the days grow colder, the need for warm clothing and blankets grows at our Burnside shelter. Thanks to champions of the Mission like Oak Hills Presbyterian Church, we are able to continue offering blankets, coats and socks to men and women in need of extra warmth. Our…

16 December 11th, 2017 0
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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…

32 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…

32 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…

15 August 15th, 2017 0
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GRADUATION DAY AT THE HARBOR

This week we are celebrating four men from The Harbor and their completion of the New Life Recovery Program! These men have completed at least a year with us––growing in healthy community, new habits, Christ-like character and life skills.   A couple of them shared about their journey thus far.          …

31 August 4th, 2017 0
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Three Reasons to Volunteer at Portland Rescue Mission: Intern Spotlight

Instead of a “summer break,” Sarah, a senior at Moody Bible College, invested her summer at Shepherd’s Door as a live-in intern.   Sarah is studying Women’s Ministry. Interning here is “giving me a taste of fulltime ministry,” she said.   “This gives me an opportunity to use what I’m gifted at and what I’ve…

18 July 10th, 2017 0
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Get a New Car This Summer and Help Those in Need

We have that used car you are looking for this summer. Drive Away Hunger is a part of Portland Rescue Mission, giving hope and restoring life to hurting people in the Portland, Oregon area. Provide meals, shelter and care for hungry, homeless men, women and families by turning wheels into meals! Your donation or purchase of…

13 June 8th, 2017 0
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LETTERS FROM LIBBY: Sharing the love of God, one handwritten story at a time.

At the beginning of May, I spent the day at the Burnside shelter, celebrating our guests.  It was our annual Birthday Party for the Homeless. The dining hall was decorated in bright colors, and every guest was receiving cards. Near the end of the evening, a guest looked up from their birthday card and asked,…

13 June 2nd, 2017 2
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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…

12 May 24th, 2017 0
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