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Portland Rescue Mission Personal Perspective: Jamie Bradshaw

Volunteers play an invaluable role in the ministry of Portland Rescue Mission. In 2022 alone, 877 volunteers served a grand total of 15,397 hours. Each hour was filled with the kind of relational care that brings hope to men, women, and children who struggle with hunger and homelessness. The gifts of time, talent, and heart…

232 March 24th, 2023
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At The Intersection of Mental Illness and Homelessness

What causes homelessness? Is it mental illness or drug abuse or early childhood trauma? The answer is yes, yes, and yes. And everything all at once. As Audrey, one of our Shepherd’s Door participants will tell you: “When you don’t feel hopeful and you don’t feel safe, those become reasons to use.” According to the…

245 June 15th, 2022
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Portland Rescue Mission Personal Perspective: Sandy Pannell

  My name is Sandy Pannell. I have been serving at Shepherds Door with women from my church, First Orthodox Presbyterian Church, since 2011.

190 May 15th, 2022
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Portland Rescue Mission is Open for Business

Portland Rescue Mission opens their Burnside Shelter dining room doors to the public for the first time in over two years.

203 April 29th, 2022
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Fred Meyer: Working Together Makes a Difference

“I want to do something to help, but I just have no idea what to do!”

211 April 25th, 2022
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Portland Rescue Mission Personal Perspective: Eva Calcagno

My name is Eva Calcagno and I’ve been volunteering to plan, cook, and serve dinners at Shepherd’s Door for four years. I work with a team of people from St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Southwest Portland. We started serving at the Burnside Mission once a month and then added Shepherd’s Door. We cooked 6 times…

203 April 19th, 2022
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I Am Known by Name

Mary’s Sorrow Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” “They have taken my Lord…

199 April 15th, 2022
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My Portland Rescue Mission Work Story

by Leah Hay, Grant Writer, and Business Partnership Specialist:

188 January 26th, 2022
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A Christmas Card to You

  “This Christmas is my first Christmas with my mom. We will enjoy fun activities with friends, go to church, listen to beautiful Christmas music, and get to have many amazing gifts filled with hope and love. Thank you for your kindness.”  James   This holiday season at Portland Rescue Mission, the men, and women…

194 December 16th, 2021
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Kevin’s Invitation

“To feel a part of something again, to feel a viability in the community again, that I am worth something to somebody, I have this now. And it’s not because of what I did, but it’s because of the help I got from the Portland Rescue Mission.” Kevin sat in Burnside Shelter at the end…

169 November 9th, 2021
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