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Freezing Temperatures Threaten Portland Homeless

As temperatures dip into the teens at night in the Portland area, homeless men, women, and children without shelter are at a much-increased risk of hypothermia, frost bite, even death. It’s terrible. You’re freezing. One night I just about froze my feet off. Fortunately... Read More

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TriMet Grant Helps Transitioning Homeless

We just received a grant from TriMet that will help transport our Link residents, homeless men who are in the process of transitioning off the streets, to job interviews and medical appointments. It’s a roughly $10,000 grant that will provide transportation for the next... Read More

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Last Chance to Give Hope in 2013!

  The New Year is almost here! With just a few hours remaining until 2014, time is running out this year – but it’s not too late to give. Your donation today will help us hit the ground running in 2014 as we anticipate a greater need than ever before. …... Read More

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Discussing Homelessness: Part I

Last week, Portland Rescue Mission Executive Director Eric Bauer sat down with KATU News’ AM Northwest to discuss the issue of homelessness and what the Mission is doing to help. Eric discusses: The overall homeless situation in Portland Who Portland’s homeless... Read More

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Give $30, Get $30 – Stanford’s Stocking Stuffer!

Your generous donation to help hurting, homeless people will go twice as far during our Stanford’s Stocking Stuffer deal! It’s so simple: Donate $30 to help someone in need and receive a $30 Stanford’s Restaurant gift card, a perfect stocking stuffer for a... Read More

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Temperatures Plummet in Portland

It’s that time of year again. For those who park outside, this week marks the first time in months that we need to scrape ice off the windshield in the morning. This chilly inconvenience for some of us is much more than just inconvenient for a man, woman, or child …... Read More

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National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

In a given year, roughly 3.5 million people are likely to experience homelessness, equating to about 1% of the US population (National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty). Children make up more than a third of this number. This week, communities around the nation are... Read More

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Community Center Opens!

The John Van Diest Chapel at our Burnside Shelter has been a Portland Rescue Mission classic for decades. Each day before breakfast and dinner are served, homeless guests walk in off the streets and have a seat in the chapel for a brief announcement and prayer before the meal.... Read More

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Give Hope – Win an iPad!

        As the holidays approach, decorations are set out and festive plans are made. Families are drawn together and lasting memories are formed. However, many people in our city won’t have a joyful holiday season this year. They don’t get to... Read More

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A Meal to Remember

Last Thursday, Sysco and other volunteers took over our Burnside Shelter kitchen to serve our homeless guests a Meal to Remember that won’t soon be forgotten. About 500 homeless men and women were welcomed into the dining room where they were offered a seat and served a fresh,... Read More