Monday, July 26, 2010

Nicole's Story of Hope

Drugs robbed Nicole of her marriage, her son and her safety. She lived in her car and tried to survive on the street.

Nicole's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

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Nicole's family loved her, but couldn't help her out of addiction. "They were tired of watching me kill myself."

Your support of Portland Rescue Mission extends hope to desperate women like Nicole. You help free them from addiction. You restore mothers and children to a healthy life.

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

Monday, July 19, 2010

Douglas' Story of Hope

Douglas had a promising boxing career. "But dealin' drugs was a lot easier."

Douglas' Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)


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Even at his lowest, Douglas swore he'd never stand in line for food. He'd never come inside the Burnside Shelter. He'd never enter the recovery program.

But he did. And the new life Douglas resisted for so long finally took hold.

Your support ends homelessness and addiction for even the most hardened men and women. You give more than just a meal. More than a bed. You give HOPE and a way back home.

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

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ed's Story of Hope

"I was raped when I was 12 years old," Ed remembers, "and it changed my life incredibly."

Ed's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)


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A wounded and confused child, Ed numbed his pain in drugs. As an adult, he fluctuated between jobs and homelessness.

Today, Ed is facing the root causes behind his addiction and resulting homelessness. Your support gives him a place to heal and the possibility of a new life.

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

Monday, July 5, 2010

Christi's Story of Hope

1 in 5 women experience sexual abuse. Christi was one of them.

Christi's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)


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Christi hid her pain behind a smile facade. But she struggled with depression, suicidal thoughts and attempts to hurt herself.

Today, Christi is giving herself permission to grieve, to be angry, to hurt -- and to heal. She can't change the past, but thanks to your support, she's learning how to create a positive future.

Your donations provide hope for more hurting women at Shepherd's Door, our ministry center for women and children.

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