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Singer Sandi Patty Raves About Mission-Bar-B-Que

  Sandi Patty, the most awarded female artist in Contemporary Christian Music, was coming through town. Traveling for her Forever Grateful Farewell Tour, she stopped in Portland to lead worship for her beloved fans one last time.   Mission Bar-B-Que* staff had the honor of catering for her band and crew. Little did we know…

9 February 17th, 2017 0
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Community Saves Elderly Woman from Homelessness

  No one expects to become homeless. The truth is, homelessness can happen to anyone.* Clara, at 87 years old, received a notice of a 62% rent increase, pricing her out of housing. “When she got the notice, thankfully I was there. She just broke down,” said her daughter Vena. “She lived there a long…

11 February 16th, 2017 0
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Snow Day Pizza Surprise

The recent snowfall and below-freezing temperatures have increased people’s awareness of Portland’s homeless. We’ve seen many individuals and organizations generously step up, supplying the Mission with hats, coats, blankets, and even pizza… “A woman called the front desk at Burnside the morning of our big snow storm last week. She immediately identified herself as Liberty…

11 January 24th, 2017 0
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AKA Direct – Directly Impacting the Mission

In this winter season, we are incredibly grateful for the generosity of countless individuals and businesses that have partnered with us, bringing light and hope to the men, women and children in our programs. One great example is the direct mail production company, AKA Direct. In addition to sponsoring our recent telethon events, they also…

17 January 18th, 2017 0
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Defining Moments | A word from the Executive Director

Last fall, America held its breath as the Chicago Cubs battled the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. After a 107-year drought, the Cubs emerged with a hard-won victory, breaking a century-old “curse” of loss. Even people who weren’t die-hard Cubs fans had to smile at their dramatic turn. It was a Disney movie feel-good…

21 January 9th, 2017 0
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“God, if you’re out there…” Brian’s heartfelt prayer helped set him free

It’s 3:00 a.m. and he’s wide awake. The cold, misty light of a street lamp casts a long shadow over a lonely park bench and Brian’s slumped silhouette. The city is sleeping, but there’s no way he can rest. Fear pierces his heart like the icy winter wind chilling his tense body. Regrets echo endlessly…

20 January 4th, 2017 0
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Adventist Health Meets Winter Needs for Portland’s Homeless

With compassion, integrity and respect as core values, Adventist Health has been delivering whole-person care to the residents of Portland for over 120 years. “We believe that in order for a person to really meet their fullness, it takes body, mind, and soul,” said Executive Director of Mission Integration, Dr. Terry Johnsson. “That includes taking care…

16 January 3rd, 2017 0
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5 Reasons to Volunteer in the New Year

It’s almost the new year and we all know what that means: Everyone around us is thinking resolutions—eat better, workout more, get my dream job, travel, write. Portland Rescue Mission would like to add one more to your list. Visit Portland Rescue Mission as a volunteer! Without the faithful service of our compassionate and loving…

24 December 28th, 2016 0
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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.…

13 December 23rd, 2016 0
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5 Ways to Help Someone Homeless This Winter

Harsh winter conditions are especially detrimental for men and women living outside. “Being homeless is beyond difficult, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. But being homeless during the winter can be deadly,” said Guest Care Manager Andrew Hall. Life becomes all about survival for men and women on the streets. “I remember walking…

20 December 21st, 2016 0
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