Category Archives: Make A Difference


Project Christmas Care: Make it a ‘Yellow and Black Friday’

As of Friday, the Christmas season is officially in full swing. Malls will be packed with people. Decorations will be up everywhere. Christmas lights will be glimmering. And between now and December 25, the calendar will be joyfully packed with activities and other events.... Read More

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Project Christmas Care: Make people in need feel loved and remembered

For many of the men and women in our New Life Ministries and Connect Ministry, the holidays remind them of dark and painful times. Their pasts are often filled with memories of homelessness, isolation, agony and discomfort.  With your help, this Christmas season offers... Read More

Julie Popova, and three of the kids from Shepherd's Door, enjoy some fall leaf piles.

Make the holidays memorable, work at Portland Rescue Mission

At Portland Rescue Mission, the holidays are a very special time. Since many of the men, women and children that come through our programs have often had painful memories of holidays past, the staff at the Mission are blessed with the opportunity to offer up a more hopeful... Read More

Raquel and staff member Mike Deckon hold up our last four winter coats at Shepherd's Door.

Rain boots, winter coats needed for the kids at Shepherd’s Door

For the women and children who take refuge at Shepherd’s Door, one of the last things we want them worrying about is how they’ll feed or clothe themselves and their family. Recovery is about transformation, and our goal is to give them hope for the future by restoring... Read More


Homeless men, women and children find ‘home’ at Portland Rescue Mission

A note from Eric Bauer (Executive Director of Portland Rescue Mission) … My oldest son left for college this fall. Though he won’t be around our family table during the holidays, it’s good to know he’ll have Thanksgiving with friends and relatives on the other side... Read More


Shop for presents and support Portland Rescue Mission this year

Sure, it might not even be Thanksgiving yet, but when it comes to retail stores, Christmas shopping appears to be in full swing regardless. So, if you’re currently getting the early jump on your gift buying this year, did you know shopping is one of the easiest, most convenient... Read More

From left: Portland Rescue Mission staff members Justin Spahn, Cory Mandina and Andrew Hall celebrate arrival of the 90 brand new, thick and comfortable mats from Project Sleep Safe.

More guests find rest, safety with Portland Rescue Mission’s opening of Winter Shelter

“It’s painful to sleep outside,” Mike said as he ate breakfast at the Burnside Shelter. “Especially if you have a family.” At the time of the conversation, Mike had recently woke up from sleeping under the roof of Portland Rescue Mission, and was grateful to not be... Read More

Melissa Adams, Marketing Coordinator for Harry's Fresh Foods, serves at our annual "Serving Hope" event.

‘Serving Hope’ brings joy and gratefulness for Harry’s Fresh Foods

Enjoying a meal down at the Burnside Shelter does wonders for people who are experiencing homelessness. In fact, for many people that are struggling, it’s that hot meal that is one of the only things that sustains them, giving them that one constant in a life filled with... Read More


Give a meal, give hope this Thanksgiving at Portland Rescue Mission

A note from Eric Bauer (Executive Director of Portland Rescue Mission) … You’re probably already making plans for Thanksgiving. Family, friends, great memories and fun-filled events. At Portland Rescue Mission, we’re in the middle of big plans, too. We want to make... Read More


Give hope monthly at Portland Rescue Mission, join our Circle Of Friends

Are you passionate about Portland Rescue Mission? If so, consider joining our very special Circle of Friends! As a member of our Circle of Friends, you choose the amount of support you want to give each month, and it will be automatically deducted from your bank account or... Read More