Monday, August 30, 2010

Connie's Story of Hope

"I'd lost everything... my family, my house. I'd tried twice to slit my wrists and end it all."

Connie's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)


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Alcohol consumed Connie's life. She spiraled down a black hole, unable to escape. There were times she slept on the sidewalk. "I'm embarrassed by what I'd do for a safe place to shower or use the bathroom." Death seemed like the only way out.

Connie found a thread of hope to cling to. In our recovery program, she's found healthy ways to combat her addiction and live a full life again.

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

Monday, August 23, 2010

Rick's Story of Hope

"I went off the deep end."

Rick's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

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Rick had money, a house, marriage and motivation. But when his wife died, grief drove him to 19 drug overdoses and four suicide attempts.

"My choice was to die. But God didn't allow that."

Thanks to you, Rick found a reason to live--and much more--through our New Life recovery program.

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

Monday, August 9, 2010

Allen's Story of Hope

"I was dead when I got here."

Allen's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)


Allen - Portland Rescue Mission from pdxmission on Vimeo.

Allen believed he was worthless. He'd been told so since he was a child. Homeless and addicted, he gave up eating and drinking anything but alcohol.

But homeless doesn't have to mean hopeless.

Today, Allen has confidence and self-worth he never imagined. And that's been enough to start him on a new path in life.

Your support gives more than a meal. More than a bed. You give HOPE.

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