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Maximize Your 2016 Tax Benefits, Give Today

As 2016 draws to a close, I find myself deeply grateful for the changed lives here at Portland Rescue Mission. What a tremendous year of healing for so many hurting men, women and children who came to us for help in their darkest times.   You’ve probably seen the overwhelming need in our community. The…

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Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

“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.…

83 December 23rd, 2016 0
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90 Years of Community Giving with Fred Meyer

Fred Meyer’s philosophy of giving starting with Mr. Meyer himself, nearly 90 years ago. “He was a firm believer in giving back to the customers and communities that we do business in,” said Judi Swift, Community Relations Coordinator.   “That is still part of our corporate philosophy today, whether it is through volunteering, donations, community rewards,…

81 December 14th, 2016 0
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Dannon Partners with PDX Mission to Give Hope

  For the past 74 years, Dannon has served the community by “bringing health through food to as many people as possible.” They have fed families across the globe with their top-of the line yogurt, offering close to 200 different types and flavors of fresh and frozen dairy products. Not only has Dannon served the…

112 December 7th, 2016 0
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Holiday Gift Guide: Make it a ‘Yellow and Black Friday’

As of Friday, the Christmas season is officially in full swing. Malls will be packed with people. Decorations will be up everywhere. Christmas lights will be glimmering. And between now and December 25, the calendar will be joyfully packed with activities and events. It’s a time that is, for many of us, filled with joy,…

87 November 23rd, 2016 0
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Therapy dog wins hearts of children at The Mission

Luna has black curly hair, peppered with grey. She has four legs and is 67 pounds of pure love. Luna is a therapy dog. And not just any therapy dog, she is a golden doodle (half poodle and half retriever). Her highlights of the week is going with her owner, Judy, to visit the the…

93 November 21st, 2016 0
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TALES FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE: A Peak Inside the Burnside Shelter

This is a season of remembering and giving thanks. One of our favorite ways to stop and celebrate at the Mission is by sharing “Glimmers”- short stories of hope that each of us encounter. Below are a collection of our recent favorites from the Burnside Shelter, shared by director Tim, and Guest Care Manager, Andrew.…

101 October 31st, 2016 0
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Executive Director Eric Bauer: Why Don’t They Help Themselves?

Drive by the west end of the Burnside Bridge any morning and evening, and you’ll likely see hundreds of men and women lined up to get a good hot meal at the Mission. For me, that sight is full of heartbreak and hope. I grieve to see so many people suffering in desperate situations. Yet I’m…

86 September 30th, 2016 0
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The ‘little fighter’ finds God’s love: Marci’s Jubilee story

Her name means “little fighter.” And no surprise. “I’ve never met someone so resistant to God’s grace,” shared her Growth Leader, Julia. “I always thought I had to earn my love,” said Marci. Marci learned a defining truth when she came to Shepherd’s Door, the women and children’s program at Portland Rescue Mission. “God is…

95 September 14th, 2016 0
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From addiction and doubt to confidence and hope: Sarah’s Jubilee story

“The day I arrived here, I knew the second I walked in the door, my life would never be the same,” said Sarah. She came to Shepherd’s Door fresh out of jail. “I spent 13 years addicted to drugs and all the destruction that comes with that.” But her life radically changed. Shepherd’s Door provided…

89 September 13th, 2016 1
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