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Listen to KFIS 104.1 FM – and Give Hope!

Help KFIS 104.1 FM “The Fish” and Portland Rescue Mission feed and care for hurting and homeless men, women and children right here in Portland. Tune in to our GIVE HOPE radiothon! THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 246:00 AM – 6:00 PM We’ll be “live tweeting” the event! Follow us on Twitter or visit our radiothon webpage where…

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New Website!

Have you seen the new Portland Rescue Mission website? Check out www.PortlandRescueMission.org! — Watch video stories of hope— Help a hurting person— Donate a car or other items— Give online— Stay in touch with the latest news

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A Cup of Cold Water

Scorching summer heat above 100 degrees this week puts homeless men, women and children at risk. Our Burnside Shelter is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week from 1:00-5:00 PM with air conditioning, movies and free beverages. [ADDITIONAL NOTE: Due to continued hot weather, the Burnside cooling center will also be open on Thursday this…

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Help Change the Lives of Hurting People

VOLUNTEER TRAINING Saturday, June 20th9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.Optional tour at 1:00 p.m.Shepherd’s Door – 13207 NE Halsey Space is limited. RSVP by May 28th to 503-906-7777. You can help end homelessness for men, women and children in Portland. Discover how as our highly skilled and experienced staff provide an in-depth look at homelessness and…

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Don’t Be Homeless — Get A Job!

Why don’t homeless people just get a job? Steven Samra writes eight significant obstacles homeless people face: 1. Phone access 2. Valid address 3. Decent clothes 4. Transportation 5. Meals 6. Hygiene 7. Personal limitations 8. Background issues Read more of Steven’s article on the Change.org website.

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TJ Makes A Hard Choice

From Daniel, a staff member of Portland Rescue Mission: TJ looks like any Californian college student, with a goatee and a clear complexion.  He doesn’t fit the homeless man stereotype, but TJ has been homeless for months. He carries his life’s possessions around in a large pack — a gift from a homeless friend.  TJ…

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You Can Change Homelessness

Interested in volunteering? Join us for our upcoming Partnership Overview: Saturday, April 4th 9:30- 11:00 AM Burnside Shelter (111 W. Burnside, Portland) Discover our approach to ending homelessness by healing its root causes Learn more about the emergency services and long-term recovery programs we provide Hear stories from the men and women we serve about how their…

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Byron’s Story of Hope

After 7 years living in a car, could Byron hope for a normal life? Byron’s Story of Hope  (Quicktime Version) Byron from pdxmission on Vimeo. Homeless doesn’t have to mean hopeless.  Your support offers total life recovery to men and women who truly want a way out. Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org.  Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

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Does A Restroom Really Matter?

Portland Rescue Mission was honored this week for providing quality restrooms for homeless men, women and children — the only 24/7 restroom access in the Old Town area of Portland. For people on the street, having access to a restroom beyond normal business hours is essential.  Our Burnside Shelter 24-hour public restrooms were recently renovated thanks…

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A Barber — Or A Hero?

Ron is just a barber.  But to homeless men and women and Portland, he’s a friend and hero. http://www.katu.com/news/specialreports/40459332.html Ron received help when he couldn’t give anything in return.  For the last 28 years, he’s been paying that gift forward.  What if we followed his example? WHAT YOU CAN DO: Get involved in the life…

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