Category Archives: Make A Difference

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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

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 29 – Part 6: Help A Hurting Person

Have you been keeping up with our “How to Help a Hurting Person” video series this summer? We’re shedding light on how anyone can help out a person in need. It’s our goal that after you’ve watched the series, you’ll feel equipped and confident... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 28 – Part 5: Help A Hurting Person

Summer keeps rolling along – and so does our “How To Help A Hurting Person” video series! This series teaches what you can do to help a person holding a sign asking for help on the side of the road, outside a grocery store, or anywhere else you may see …... Read More

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Shoppers, New Seasons Raise 4,643 Meals!

Earlier this month, New Seasons Market challenged its customers to raise meals for hurting, homeless people through Portland Rescue Mission. For the whole weekend, they matched customers’ donations dollar for dollar. Together, New Seasons and its customers raised funds... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 27 – Part 4: Help A Hurting Person

What are you supposed to do when you see someone on the street corner asking for help? Give them money? Ignore them? Tell them to get a job? Our summer video series, “How To Help A Hurting Person,” teaches you how to make a difference for someone in need!  SEE... Read More

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BedMart Donates 25 Mattresses

Food and shelter are critical parts of the services we provide and are often the first things that come to mind when The Mission’s needs are thought of.  However, one key component of shelter that generally doesn’t come to mind are the beds the men and women sleep on.... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 26 – Part 3: Help A Hurting Person

Watch the newest episode of “How To Help A Hurting Person” to get another tip on what you can do when you see someone holding a sign asking for help. If you haven’t seen Part One or Part Two, check them out as well! Check out this week’s tip here! ... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 25 – Part 2: Help A Hurting Person

We’re continuing our series this week on how you can help a hurting person in need!  Last week’s video talked about being prepared. Don’t be surprised when someone approaches you and asks for help. Prepare yourself so that you know what to do when the situation... Read More

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Mondays at the Mission: Ep 24 – Part 1: Help A Hurting Person

We’ve all been there before. You pull up to a red light and ease to a stop. You look out the window and there is a person holding a cardboard sign asking for help. It happens all the time in a variety of places: freeway ramps, outside grocery stores, sometimes just …... Read More