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A Glimmer of Hope

Homelessness hurts, especially when the weather turns cold and wet. Many Portlanders have nowhere to go for shelter and feel lost, hungry and helpless. Thanks to caring people like you, there is more than a life trapped outside in the freezing rain. At The Harbor, our recovery program for men and Shepherd’s door, our community…

30 February 19th, 2019 0
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Cycle PDX Helping Their Neighbors in Need

During these harsh winter months, warm socks are one of the biggest priorities for many men and women suffering from homelessness. Jesse, an employee at Cycle PDX in Northwest Portland saw the need first hand, “When I started working in Old Town, it was very apparent that there were many homeless residing in this area.…

38 January 28th, 2019 0
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Looking Back – 2018

As the year comes to an end, let’s take a look at some of the lives you changed in 2018!!!

11 December 31st, 2018 0
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Bringing Christmas Cheer to the Burnside Shelter

The Partners Group, LLC and CEO, Rod Cruickshank, have been wonderful partners of Portland Rescue Mission in many ways through the years.  Their company culture includes giving back and they offer many service opportunities to their employees. For over 10 years, one of those service groups, led by Cruickshank, has come to help decorate the Burnside Shelter of the Portland…

31 December 19th, 2018 0
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Warm Hearts Winter Drive

Columbia Bank launched its fourth annual Warm Hearts Winter Drive this year to benefit men, women and children suffering from the pain of homelessness in our community! Columbia President and Chief Executive Officer Hadley Robbins commented, “Columbia Bank recognizes how the homelessness crisis impacts the entire Northwest, so we sought to implement a direct way…

12 December 14th, 2018 0
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Shepherd’s Door Graduation: Dani

Last month, we celebrated the graduation of five residents from Shepherd’s Door. Each graduate spent a few moments reflecting on the circumstances that brought them here and on the change they’ve experienced during their stay. “I’ve lived a life of confusion and fear as far back as I can remember,” Dani shared. “Eventually I became…

15 November 13th, 2018 0
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Meet Gary

This week’s weather predicts rain every day, with temperatures hovering below 60°. For the men, women and children in our community without safe shelter, this time of year can be painful, and sometimes even deadly. Pneumonia, frostbite and hypothermia are just a few of the illnesses from exposure to the elements that effect those suffering from homelessness,…

10 October 29th, 2018 0
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The AT&T Community: Bringing HOPE to the hungry in Portland

When Scott Casseday won the annual community forum contest run by AT&T, he knew immediately where he would direct the charitable donation. He selected Portland Rescue Mission as the recipient of AT&T’s generous award. “The work that Portland Rescue Mission does is important,” Casseday explained, “There’s homelessness everywhere, it’s something that needs to be addressed. I hope…

12 October 1st, 2018 0
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Rescue The Kitchen

Over the years Portland Rescue Mission, through the Burnside Shelter, has offered hope one meal at a time, serving 333,731 meals last year alone. These meals are often the first step to a second chance at life for those suffering from homelessness and addiction in our community. People like Don: “That meal was a new…

12 August 8th, 2018 0
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Summer Heat

We’ve experienced record-breaking heat over the last few weeks here in Portland, and all predictions point to it continuing for the rest of this summer. As temperatures rise, so does the need for shelter. Extreme weather conditions often affect vulnerable populations the most. Many individuals in our community don’t have a safe place to cool…

10 July 30th, 2018 0
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