Category Archives: Make A Difference

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 37 – Ted Prepares Meals For Homeless

Fall has arrived. As we enter our busiest time of the year, thousands of homeless men and women will be coming through our doors for a hot meal. We don’t receive any government funding, which means that each meal we serve is provided by generous donations from community... Read More

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Fit Right NW Donates Shoes For Runners

Special thanks to Fit Right NW for blessing 20 men and women in our programs with new running shoes for an upcoming half marathon race! Here at Portland Rescue Mission, we offer several programs to help men and women get their lives back on track. Our Link and Connect programs... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 36 – Elizabeth Learns To Cope

Two years ago, Elizabeth’s husband passed away. Not equipped to deal with the grief, Elizabeth sank into a dangerous drug addiction. She wanted to improve her life, but didn’t know how. Never having done treatment before, Elizabeth came to our New Life Ministry... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 35 – Meet Our Volunteers: Ray

Ray is just one of hundreds of volunteers who do everything from serving meals to helping men and women in our recovery programs to playing worship music and bringing hope to thousands of people each year. Ray volunteers each month at The Harbor, working alongside the men during... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 34 – Tiffany Helps Homeless Women

Tiffany came to Portland Rescue Mission just over a year ago: broken, addicted, homeless. With just a sliver of hope left, she entered our New Life Ministry addictions recovery program at Shepherd’s Door. Twelve months later, Tiffany’s life has been radically changed.... Read More

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Help Us Get Ready For Thanksgiving!

We’re already counting down the days until Thanksgiving! Yes, November is three months away. But when more than 700 guests come to eat with you, well, we need to start now to be sure there’s plenty of food! We’ve already started our grocery list for Thanksgiving,... Read More

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New CarMax Store Donates Money For Homeless

Special thanks to CarMax and KGW for teaming up to raise money for hurting, homeless people through us at Portland Rescue Mission! On Thursday, CarMax hosted the grand opening of their Clackamas store, inviting local TV station personalities to do a series of competitions on... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 33 – Drive Away Hunger!

Did you know that you can donate or buy a car from Portland Rescue Mission to help provide meals and recovery care for people in need? The next time you’re looking to get a new car, come donate your old one to the Mission, or just give us a call … Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 30 – Part 7: Help A Hurting Person

It happens almost every day. You pull up to a red light and look out your window, and there’s the person, standing on the street corner begging you to help them. We all want to help, but what should we do? Should you give money, food, or a water bottle? Or … Read More

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Vida Trout Turns 102 Years Old

Vida Trout, a longtime supporter of Portland Rescue Mission, turned 102 years old this week! SEE ALSO: Trimet Surprises Vida With “Birthday Bus” Vida has always been very mission-minded, and was actually good friends with the Van Diest family when they founded Portland... Read More