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Holiday Volunteering at Portland Rescue Mission in 2017

We know Last week was Halloween and the leaves are as beautiful as ever but, believe it or not, Christmas is 7 weeks away! The holidays are some of the busiest and most joyful times here at Portland Rescue Mission. Did you know that 54% of our annual support comes in at this time? Donations…

11 November 7th, 2017 0
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Couple Serves on Their Wedding Weekend

Not many couples spend their rehearsal dinner serving at a rescue mission. Meet Elizabeth and Adam, who did just that. “Our marriage is not just about us, our marriage is about learning to serve together and doing things that are beyond us,” said Elizabeth. So the night before Elizabeth and Adam got married, they served…

20 August 21st, 2017 1
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Ceaseless Prayer in Action

Daily, our staff serve and invest in the lives of our guests at the Burnside Shelter. It’s amazing when our guests also express care for us. Zack, one of our faithful night team staff members, can attest to this. He had just arrived at the Burnside shelter for his shift, when Rowen, * a participant…

21 August 16th, 2017 0
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Students Play Basketball –Raise 3K for Men and Women In Need

  A crowd of over one thousand people gathered at the school assembly, but the principal called on twenty middle school students to stand. These students­––members of a basketball club started by Beaverton Foursquare for Somali refugees––raised funds to help men and women facing homelessness. “The kids had no idea how much money they had…

10 August 15th, 2017 0
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7 Ways To Help Homeless People Beat The Heat

  A scorching heat wave continues across the Portland area. With temperatures well above 90 degrees, people living on the street, in garages or cars risk real danger. Dehydration, heat stroke, hunger, sickness and violence are a constant threat. You can help! Here’s 7 suggestions to reach out with love…   1. Refer people to our…

13 August 8th, 2017 0
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Heatwave Hits the Northwest: Extreme Conditions for People Living Homeless

The National Weather Service posted an excessive heat warning for northwest Oregon earlier this week. Today, highs are reaching 105 degrees Fahrenheit. During extreme heat, men, women and children facing homelessness are even more vulnerable as they navigate the temperature. “The effect of this extreme heat is comparable to when we have the most severe…

3 August 3rd, 2017 0
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Pulled Pork Nachos This Summer on The Mission Bar-B-Que Truck!

Summer is in full swing and Mission Bar-B-Que is bustling around the city, catering for businesses and celebrations, and we are ready to cater your next event!     Give Dave at Mission Bar-B-Que a call and he’ll deliver a meal that will “wow” your crowd. Not to mention, every dollar goes right back to…

11 July 17th, 2017 0
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Join the Community In Raising The Roof at Burnside

Few of us know what it feels like to sleep outside in the rain, the cold and sometimes even the snow. Don knows exactly what that feels like. “I’ll never forget the first night out on the street that I was homeless. I had just cardboard that I pulled up around me and made a little…

7 June 14th, 2017 0
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Be The Pit Master at Mission Bar-B-Que

  “You can do two good things here: You can get good food, and you can also contribute to a goodcause.”    “Friendly folks, great food, super quick–What more could you ask for?”    “The quality of the food can’t be beat. It’s the best bar-b-que that I’ve tasted here in the Northwest!”   With…

6 April 20th, 2017 0
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Happy National Volunteer Week | 4 Reasons to Serve at Portland Rescue Mission

It’s National Volunteer Appreciation week! The presence of our volunteers at Portland Rescue Mission is such an invaluable part of the work we do on a daily basis. This past year, our volunteers served over 25,000 hours at our various locations. If you’re considering volunteering, here are four reasons why you should join us! NO.…

8 April 20th, 2017 0
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