Monday, December 15, 2008

Ashlee's Story of Hope

Christmas was always empty for Ashlee.  Growing up in 13 different foster home, she had no family to call her own.

Ashlee's Story of Hope  (Quicktime Version)

See how your support brings Christmas hope -- and new life -- all year long.  Donate online at or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

Monday, October 27, 2008

Scott's Story of Hope

What does hope cost?  For Scott, a $1.88 meal made all the difference.

Scott's Story of Hope  (Quicktime Version)

Your support feeds hungry people and gives them what they're really starving for -- hope and healing.  

Donate online at or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

Monday, October 6, 2008

I'm a Person, Not a Project

What helps a homeless person more?  A blanket and meal -- or a friend who will listen and support them?

I'm a Person, Not a Project  (Quicktime Version)

Your donation meets immediate needs -- and that's vital.  But if your friendship to a hurting homeless man or woman could mean so much more.

Donate or volunteer at  Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

Monday, September 8, 2008


The solution to homelessness isn't always as easy as giving a person a home.

Addiction  (Quicktime Version)

For many hurting people, ending homelessness means ending the addiction behind it.  Portland Rescue Mission offers that healing.

Your support ends the pain.  Donate online at or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

Monday, August 25, 2008

Something to Live For

Homeless men and women aren't the only ones in need of direction in life. 

Something to Live For  (Quicktime Version)

Serving meals, mentoring one-on-one, teaching life skills, assisting homeless guests, even answering phones -- as much as the give, volunteers oftne find that they receive so much more.

Volunteer today.  Call 503-MISSION (647-7466) or visit

Monday, August 18, 2008

Jim's Story of Hope

Jim used to eat and sleep in a dumpster.  Could he ever put his life back together?

Jim's Story of Hope  (Quicktime Version)

"They loved me when no one wanted me anymore.  I was thrown out like the trash." 

Help more men like Jim find healing and a new start.  Donate online at or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

Monday, July 28, 2008

7 Ways to Help

Helping a homeless man or woman isn't so difficult or scary as you might think.  Here's 7 practical suggestions.

7 Ways to Help  (Quicktime Version)

Print meal vouchers, learn more about homelessness and donate online at  Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

Monday, July 21, 2008

Reaching Out

How does Portland Rescue Mission help hurting homeless people?  Tag along with our outreach staff as they walk the streets.

Reaching Out  (Quicktime Version)

Your support helps us build relationships with people in need.  When men and women are desperate to change their lives, they know Portland Rescue Mission is ready to help.

Give online at or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

Monday, July 14, 2008

Bryan's Story of Hope

From successful stock broker to sleeping in a cardboard box, Bryan threw everything away in despair. Could he ever get it back?

Bryan's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

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When men like Bryan come to Portland Rescue Mission for a meal or a safe place to sleep, they discover that people actually care.

Your gift today gives hope to men and women who desperately want to put their lives back together. Visit or call 503-MISSION.

Friday, June 27, 2008

No Escape from the Heat

Scorching summer heat gives no relief to men and women on the street.

No Escape from the Heat  (Quicktime Version)

Your donation gives food, a cold drink of water and safe shelter to people who have no place to go.  Give online at or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

Monday, June 16, 2008

Tracy's Story of Hope

Tracy's childhood was filled with drugs, abuse and neglect.  She wants a better future for her own kids.

Tracy's Story of Hope  (Quicktime Version)

Your gift helps Tracy--and mothers just like her--break the generational cycle of heartache.  Donate online at or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Michael's Story of Hope

Separated by his addiction, Michael desperately wanted to reconnect with his young son. But how could he get control of his life?

Michael's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

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Your support of Portland Rescue Mission brings fathers back to their children.

Donate online at or call 503-MISSION.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Where Do People Turn?

Where does a hurting man or woman go when life hits bottom?  Who will help?

Where Does a Hurting Person Go?  (Quicktime Version)

Join the fight against homelessness.  Help the hurting men and women who want a way out.  Visit or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

John's Story of Hope

John was just one of 154,000 veterans who sleep on the street each night. Then he came to Portland Rescue Mission for help.

John's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

John from pdxmission on Vimeo.

Support our troops. Find out how you can help at or call 503-MISSION.

Your online gift today helps more veterans like John start a brand new life. Thank you.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Tim's Story of Hope

From star athlete to digging through trash to survive -- watch Tim's journey from despair to total life recovery.

Tim's Story of Hope  (Quicktime Version)

Tim from pdxmission on Vimeo.

Your support lifts men like Tim out of the cycle of desperation.  Donate online at or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

Monday, May 5, 2008

Elaine's Story of Hope

Mother's Day means so much more to Elaine and her children.

Elaine's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

Elaine from pdxmission on Vimeo.

Your support helps women like Elaine break the generational cycle of addiction, abuse and homelessness.  Donate online at or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).