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Volunteer Month Shout Out!

In the midst of Portland’s bustling streets and diverse communities lies the compassionate heartbeat of the Portland Rescue Mission. At the forefront of our mission are the dedicated volunteers who selflessly give their time and effort to support those in need. Among these heroes stands Michael, a shining example of unwavering dedication and kindness. Michael’s…

8 April 10th, 2024
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Why Volunteer at the Portland Rescue Mission?

As we continue celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Month, we asked our volunteers why they serve at Portland Rescue Mission. Volunteering for Portland Rescue Mission offers a meaningful opportunity to make a direct and positive impact on the lives of those experiencing homelessness and addiction in our community. “It’s an honor and privilege to walk alongside those…

13 April 5th, 2024
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Celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Month!

In the heart of Portland, a beacon of hope shines brightly, emanating from the Portland Rescue Mission. As we celebrate 75 years of serving the community, we owe a debt of gratitude to the unsung heroes who have fueled our mission: our dedicated volunteers. From serving meals to providing shelter, our volunteers stand at the…

19 April 3rd, 2024
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Portland Rescue Mission Volunteer to Volunteer Manager

This week, we celebrate National Volunteer Week by spending some time with Volunteer Manager Allison Parris, who’s volunteer journey began at just 11 years old! Allison’s Story Allison first started serving at the Mission with her family when she was eleven. Like a lot of our volunteers, she started serving dinner at our Burnside Shelter…

182 April 19th, 2023
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Our volunteers at Shelter 365

Volunteering can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Our annual telethons have been blessed with amazing group of people that are able to be part of the process to helps us provide shelter, meals and care for people in the Portland area who are suffering with homelessness. Whether answering phone calls or entering incoming data, our…

127 March 12th, 2019 0
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Burnside Blanket Drive

Tis the season of joy and generosity! As the days grow colder, the need for warm clothing and blankets grows at our Burnside shelter. Thanks to champions of the Mission like Oak Hills Presbyterian Church, we are able to continue offering blankets, coats and socks to men and women in need of extra warmth. Our…

101 December 11th, 2017 0
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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…

102 November 7th, 2017 0
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Start Your Career Here! Job Openings at Portland Rescue Mission

  You’ve got a heart for Jesus, A mind for ministry, A passion for the city of Portland, And you don’t mind staying up late… You may be the perfect fit for a position at Portland Rescue Mission. We have immediate openings on our overnight staff. This is a unique opportunity to minister to our…

107 August 25th, 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…

128 August 21st, 2017 1
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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…

97 August 15th, 2017 0
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