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No hopeless men and women at Portland Rescue Mission

A note from Eric Bauer (Executive Director of Portland Rescue Mission) … God can do the impossible. But it is hard for us to believe that without seeing it first. Even Jesus’ most faithful followers abandoned hope when he was brutally killed. It didn’t matter that he had explained it all before, that he would…

92 March 22nd, 2016 0
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When no bed is available, blankets are a lifeline for Portland’s homeless

It’s evening and shelters are at capacity. It’s raining, it’s cold and it’s time to seek out a place to sleep. Where do you go if you have nowhere to go? How do you stay warm? Will you find somewhere safe and comfortable to sleep? For anyone dealing with the troubling reality of life on…

93 March 8th, 2016 0
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‘Tales from the Lighthouse’: Generosity, transformation at the Burnside Shelter

Life on the ‘other side of the yellow door’ at the Burnside Shelter can be life-changing for those who come through Portland Rescue Mission and take steps toward a new life. It’s where guests off the street can start to receive the hope and restoration they’ve needed for many years. We wanted to give you…

94 February 25th, 2016 0
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Meaningful work that you love (job openings at Portland Rescue Mission)

Doing meaningful work is something we all strive for. It’s also the type of work that is a whole lot of fun to do day in and day out—which is exactly what’s available at Portland Rescue Mission. So, join the fun! Do you have a knack for fixing cars? Is it something you do on…

97 February 19th, 2016 0
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Art at the Burnside Shelter inspires hope, encourages creativity and dreams

It’s noon on a Thursday at the Burnside Shelter. Thursdays are a good day. The Guest Care Center door is open and art and color and the sharing of life takes place. Step inside and you’ll meet Andrew and Erin. Both on staff at Portland Rescue Mission, the two wanted to create a place where…

95 February 12th, 2016 0
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One family makes a difference, inspires a Portland school to make care kits

Did you know there are about 4,000 people on the streets of Portland experiencing homelessness? Did you know that YOU can change that statistic? There are many creative ways to join the fight against homelessness. Every time you volunteer, give or even talk about Portland Rescue Mission, you make a difference. IT ALL STARTS WITH…

83 February 2nd, 2016 0
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Working for something greater at Portland Rescue Mission (current job openings)

There are so many great reasons to come to work at Portland Rescue Mission. You love to see hungry people fed. You love to see lives restored. You love to witness true growth and transformation. You love the Lord and want to be a part of the amazing work that He’s doing every day in…

91 January 23rd, 2016 0
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When the ice came to Portland, Burnside Shelter answered the call

It’s freezing outside, ice is surrounding you and you’re living on the streets. Where do you go? How do you warm up enough to feel your fingers and toes again? What will it take for you to just survive the night? These questions only begin to highlight what our guests were asking themselves when the…

79 January 20th, 2016 0
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UPS volunteers deliver hope at the Burnside Shelter

For over nine years, so much has changed at Portland Rescue Mission. Transitions have happened, improvements have been made to facilities, new programs have been created and yet, amid all the changes, one thing has remained consistent: Breakfast on the fourth Thursday of the month. With Mark Lasof leading the way, the UPS volunteers have…

81 January 11th, 2016 0
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Winter clothing, blankets needed: Keep guests warm at Portland Rescue Mission

Our supplies of blankets and winter clothing to help people in need are running low. Will you help stock our closets at Shepherd’s Door, The Harbor and the Burnside Shelter? This winter, Portland Rescue Mission will provide warm clothing to countless people, easing their suffering and protecting their health. For people sleeping outside, we provide daily…

90 January 7th, 2016 0
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