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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…

55 March 12th, 2019 0
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How to Help Neighbors in Need

If the thought, “I want to help but I don’t know how,” crosses your mind daily while walking through the streets of Portland, you are not alone. Whether you are on your way to work or grabbing a coffee at one of the many shops scattered throughout the city, you will find yourself walking by someone…

31 February 26th, 2019 0
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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…

39 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.…

52 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!!!

22 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…

43 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…

23 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…

30 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,…

23 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…

24 October 1st, 2018 0
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