Richard was cold, sick and alone…
Richard shivered in the cold Portland rain. Sick with the flu, he walked the littered sidewalks of Portland, feverish and completely soaked.
“I was constantly walking. I had nowhere to rest,” Richard remembers. “I couldn’t lay down on the ground. I had no medicine. No one to comfort me. I just felt so alone and lost.”
At Portland Rescue Mission, Richard found a refuge of hope. A hot meal and safe place to sleep were just the first steps toward his new life.