“Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for your partnership, allowing us to offer a Merry Christmas to all the people we serve. In fact, last night and tonight we will have over 300 people staying with us in our different facilities. We also have several hundred more people eating with us and receiving care. We do that every day of the year, but particularly at this time of year we have extra special dinners, lunches, activities, blessings—because of your support, because of your partnership, and because of the grace of Jesus of Christ. So from all of us here at Portland Rescue Mission, to all of you, have a very merry Christmas.” -Eric Bauer, Executive Director at Portland Rescue Mission.