Weather reports have indicated this summer will be the hottest in years. If these predictions hold true, the Portland area could see as many as 20 days above 90 degrees. While the warm sun is a relief to the homeless men and women who’ve fought through the harsh winter, oppressive heat can be just as daunting as the freezing cold.
“This is a great place to relax and cool off when it’s hot. I’ve also made some great friends here.” ~Kelli
To give our homeless friends a break from the heat, our chapel will be open from noon to dinner time on days when the temperature exceeds 90 degrees. We’ll offer movies, ice water, and other refreshing activities and services for our homeless guests.
“The Mission gives me a time out from the streets. Out there, you have to be on your toes. Guards up. This place gives me a chance to relax.” ~Ricky
Summer heat isn’t just hard on Portland’s homeless: it also takes its toll on Mission resources. We’ve historically seen a dramatic drop in financial support during the summer season despite seeing an increase in need year after year. Please don’t take a vacation from giving this year! Help us keep our supplies stocked to fully help each person who comes in for help.
Your summer support provides:
- Community activities and services in our Community Center
- Ongoing support of our Link and Connect transitional programs
- Ongoing support of our New Life addiction recovery programs
- Life, hope, healing, and restored relationships!