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5 Reasons to Volunteer in the New Year

It’s almost the new year and we all know what that means: Everyone around us is thinking resolutions—eat better, workout more, get my dream job, travel, write. Portland Rescue Mission would like to add one more to your list. Visit Portland Rescue Mission as a volunteer! Without the faithful service of our compassionate and loving…

24 December 28th, 2016 0
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Harbor Graduates Share “Ah-Ha” Moments

We recently celebrated the graduation of three men from the New Life Recovery Program at The Harbor. At their graduation, these men shared some of the most significant moment’s from their journey of hope. Bradley Bradley thought he could do things on his own. “Before I came here, I fought everything of any consequence that…

21 October 12th, 2016 0
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Volunteers bring art and healing to Burnside’s hurting

It’s not every day you meet an art chaplain, much less two in the same family. But for Margie and Roger, choosing this direction for their lives makes sense…So does volunteering at the art workshop that meets on Thursdays at the Burnside Shelter. This time is set aside for guests to enjoy a snack, be…

19 September 16th, 2016 0
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Real estate with real heart: Sylvia Groce partners with Portland Rescue Mission

The biggest joys in life can come in the most unexpected ways, and for Sylvia Groce, that came in the form of a Triumph TR6 she bought from Drive Away Hunger. “We were surprised that this car lot even existed, and we were so happy to find out that the cars donated go to raise…

14 July 28th, 2016 0
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Mel Hoffman finds the perfect adventure in a vehicle from Drive Away Hunger

Mel Hoffman and his wife, Janice, appreciate a good adventure. And as outdoor enthusiasts, they were ready to find something they could not only drive on those adventures, but would add an element of fun and excitement that would also make an impact in other ways as well. Mel bought a convertible from Drive Away…

20 June 21st, 2016 0
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Kyle Earlywine’s ‘whimsical’ journey to volunteer at Portland Rescue Mission

Stop by the Burnside Shelter on a Wednesday evening and you might run into Kyle Earlywine. Volunteering in the Guest Relations Office each week, Kyle greets everyone with a kind smile and an eagerness to see each guest facing homelessness get the help they need. Sometimes it’s answering a call and reassuring someone in distress.…

19 June 14th, 2016 0
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‘Add A Meal’ for Portland Rescue Mission at New Seasons’ ‘Hunger Match’

The annual “Hunger Match” at New Seasons is this weekend, and you can be a part of it! If you’re planning on shopping for groceries, come to one of the three participating New Seasons locations (Seven Corners, Sellwood and Concordia) on June 11-12 and “Add a Meal” for a $1.60. For every meal added, New…

18 June 10th, 2016 0
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Shari’s Cafe and Pies brings dessert by the van-load to Birthday Party for the Homeless

A birthday party is never complete without dessert. And as part of Portland Rescue Mission’s 8th annual Birthday Party for the Homeless, that dessert came in the form of a van-load of cream pies from Shari’s Cafe and Pies. But the generosity didn’t end with dessert. Marketing Manager Carrie Henderson decided she didn’t want to…

15 May 20th, 2016 0
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Portland Rescue Mission throws a ‘Birthday Party for the Homeless,’ and it’s a blast

With Shari’s Pies aplenty, karaoke music blaring, friendly conversation bubbling and a whole lot of fun and camaraderie, Portland Rescue Mission threw a “Birthday Party for the Homeless” at our Burnside Shelter. And by all accounts, it was a resounding success. For far too many people in Portland and the surrounding areas, homelessness is a…

18 May 16th, 2016 0
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5 great reasons to volunteer at Portland Rescue Mission

At Portland Rescue Mission, we have over 1,000 volunteers that help us give hope and restore life to the men, women and children suffering from homelessness and addiction. Without the faithful service of our compassionate and loving volunteers, we would not have the manpower to offer the vast array of help and services that we…

16 April 8th, 2016 0
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