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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…

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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…

69 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…

70 July 30th, 2018 0
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Shepherd’s Door Graduation: Catina & Tami

Every few months, we take the time to recognize our graduates from our long-term 12-month New Life Recovery Programs at Shepherd’s Door, for women and children, or The Harbor, for men. This is always a time of celebration as we commemorate their achievements and acknowledge the work they have put in to get to where they are…

69 July 5th, 2018 0
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Nourishing Souls – The Oregon Community Foundation

Last year Portland Rescue Mission served over 330,000 meals to people facing hunger and homelessness. For many, the Burnside Shelter kitchen is not just the source of their next meal. It’s a source of hope for their future. A meal served with a smile restores dignity to hurting individuals, and is often an entry point into programs…

70 June 26th, 2018 0
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Songs of Joy & Peace

This Saturday, June 9th, come hear music by Handel and Haydn at Lake Grove Presbyterian Church! The free concert starts at 7:00P.M. and will feature Lake Grove’s 100-voice Sanctuary Choir, a 15-piece orchestra made up of members from the Oregon Symphony, Jeff Wood on the organ and four renown soloists. Lake Grove will generously donate…

64 June 5th, 2018 0
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10th Annual Birthday Party!

Every year in May, Portland Rescue Mission throws a birthday party for our guests at the Burnside Shelter. This year marked the 10th annual Birthday Bash! The community came together to contribute to the party, sending in handmade birthday cards from local schools and churches. Shari’s provided pies for the celebration, Groundwork Coffee Co. supplied…

76 May 11th, 2018 0
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The Community Program

Last week we dedicated two houses in the Portland metro area, the newest additions to our New Life Ministry. The Men’s and Women’s Community Houses will be part of the newly established Community Program, a 12-month residential program for working individuals in recovery who need training and support to be adequately prepared for healthy, independent…

63 May 1st, 2018 0
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Thank You, Marty!

When Marty showed up to volunteer––willing to do whatever was needed––little did she know that her journey with Portland Rescue Mission would span 15 years. She started as a fitness instructor, become the program manager at Shepherd’s Door and later a chaplain, where she’d daily share the gospel with women in need of hope. “I…

65 April 26th, 2018 0
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Solar Power: Coming Soon!

If you’ve driven by our New Life Recovery programs recently, you might have noticed the bright yellow sign out front of our Shepherd’s Door location, reading “Solar Power: Coming Soon!” Over the next few months, we’ll be working with Twende Solar to offset over 40% of our electricity requirements at Shepherd’s Door with solar power.…

64 April 18th, 2018 0
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