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December Blessings

Christmas may be over, but the time for gratitude has just begun. Members of our community, from individuals to churches to businesses, came together this holiday season to help men, women and children in need. They can’t say thank-you enough, and neither can we! Here are a few of the many blessings you made happen this December!

Thank you KEEN for supporting Portland Rescue Mission this holiday season!  KEEN generously donated all of the funds raised from tickets sales for their recent holiday party to help support hurting men, women, and children in Portland. 

Courtyard Fountains Senior Living:
The wonderful community at Courtyard Fountains Senior Living, located in nearby Gresham, came together to donate socks and warm winter gloves to our residents at Shepherd’s Door and the Harbor, as well as guests at the Burnside Shelter and those in our connect programs!

Studio Blue:
For the third year in a row, Studio Blue, a Pilates Studio located in Portland, hosted a free Pilates class and donated the proceeds to Portland Rescue Mission, providing meals and care for those struggling with homelessness and addiction in our community.

Barbara, a long-time friend of the mission, hand-crafted over 80 Christmas cards for the men and women in our connect programs!

Columbia State Bank:
We’re excited to partner with Columbia Bank for the third year of their Warm Hearts Winter Drive!  All monetary and item donations given at their branches throughout December stay in the community where they are given. To learn more about the initiative, visit http://katu.com/news/local/season-of-giving-warm-hearts-winter-drive to watch an interview with Portland Rescue Mission’s Erin Moussallem. 

St. Barnabas:
A community tradition, the annual St Barnabas’ Holiday Tea provides a platform for members of the church and community to come and enjoy tea and a variety of foods while learning about issues affecting the community. This was the 7th year for the Holiday Tea, sponsored by the women of St Barnabas Episcopal Church, and the best attended yet.

This year, Portland Rescue Mission was invited to share a Homelessness 101 workshop –talking about homelessness in Portland, the wide scope of services and programs offered at the Mission, and the best ways to get involved. St Barnabas responded by taking an offering to support the work of Portland Rescue Mission. One of the women presented a bag of homemade knitted hats to share with the guests at the Burnside Shelter. A huge “Thank You” to St. Barnabas for their love and support for the community and their partnership with Portland Rescue Mission.

Want a workshop brought to your church or business? Find out more about how your church or business can be partner with Portland Rescue Mission. 

And Thank You again to everyone who’s generosity meant so much to those in need in our community this holiday season!