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Volunteer Appreciation 2024!

As we celebrate 75 years of dedicated service to the Portland community, it’s impossible to overlook the invaluable contributions of our volunteers at the Portland Rescue Mission. Their unwavering commitment and selfless dedication have been the heartbeat of our organization, fueling our mission to provide hope, healing, and transformation to those in need. Day in…

37 April 23rd, 2024
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Volunteer Month Shout Out!

In the midst of Portland’s bustling streets and diverse communities lies the compassionate heartbeat of the Portland Rescue Mission. At the forefront of our mission are the dedicated volunteers who selflessly give their time and effort to support those in need. Among these heroes stands Michael, a shining example of unwavering dedication and kindness. Michael’s…

43 April 10th, 2024
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Why Volunteer at the Portland Rescue Mission?

As we continue celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Month, we asked our volunteers why they serve at Portland Rescue Mission. Volunteering for Portland Rescue Mission offers a meaningful opportunity to make a direct and positive impact on the lives of those experiencing homelessness and addiction in our community. “It’s an honor and privilege to walk alongside those…

51 April 5th, 2024
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Celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Month!

In the heart of Portland, a beacon of hope shines brightly, emanating from the Portland Rescue Mission. As we celebrate 75 years of serving the community, we owe a debt of gratitude to the unsung heroes who have fueled our mission: our dedicated volunteers. From serving meals to providing shelter, our volunteers stand at the…

48 April 3rd, 2024
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Portland Rescue Mission Personal Perspective: Gary Parkin

Volunteers play an invaluable role in the ministry of Portland Rescue Mission. In 2022 alone, 877 volunteers served a grand total of 15,397 hours. Each hour was filled with the kind of relational care that brings hope to men, women, and children who struggle with hunger and homelessness. The gifts of time, talent, and heart…

201 May 22nd, 2023
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Portland Rescue Mission Volunteer to Volunteer Manager

This week, we celebrate National Volunteer Week by spending some time with Volunteer Manager Allison Parris, who’s volunteer journey began at just 11 years old! Allison’s Story Allison first started serving at the Mission with her family when she was eleven. Like a lot of our volunteers, she started serving dinner at our Burnside Shelter…

193 April 19th, 2023
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Portland Rescue Mission Personal Perspective: Jamie Bradshaw

Volunteers play an invaluable role in the ministry of Portland Rescue Mission. In 2022 alone, 877 volunteers served a grand total of 15,397 hours. Each hour was filled with the kind of relational care that brings hope to men, women, and children who struggle with hunger and homelessness. The gifts of time, talent, and heart…

248 March 24th, 2023
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Portland Rescue Mission Personal Perspective: Sandy Pannell

  My name is Sandy Pannell. I have been serving at Shepherds Door with women from my church, First Orthodox Presbyterian Church, since 2011.

207 May 15th, 2022
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Collaborative Ministry to Serve the Homeless

Collaborative ministry is part of how Portland Rescue Mission serves the homeless in Portland, Oregon.

136 November 15th, 2019 0
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Our volunteers at Shelter 365

Volunteering can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Our annual telethons have been blessed with amazing group of people that are able to be part of the process to helps us provide shelter, meals and care for people in the Portland area who are suffering with homelessness. Whether answering phone calls or entering incoming data, our…

133 March 12th, 2019 0
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