Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hope Now - Lives You've Changed

As we look back on another year at Portland Rescue Mission, meet just a few of the men and women you've given hope to.

Hope Now (Quicktime Version)

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God's blessing has filled each day as we served hundreds of hurting men, women and children here in Portland. We're grateful for public support that allows us to touch each of these lives.

Friends like you have helped us serve more than 232,000 meals to hungry people this year (about 14% more for homeless guests than 2009). We provided over 60,000 shelter-nights, with an increase of about 20 beds per night for homeless men plus thousands of showers, and countless personal hygiene items and clean, fresh clothing. And an encouraging word.

Because we don't receive government funding, private giving from friends like you fuels this ministry. So as we look forward to the new year, we recognize that our donations during the close of 2010 largely dictate the amount of services we can offer in the coming year.

Would consider a gracious gift to help us finish the year strong?

Donate today at

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Eddie's Story of Hope

Eddie slept on a park bench. Cold. Afraid. And lonely.

Eddie's Story of Hope (Quicktime Version)

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It was Eddie's addiction that put him in such a desperate situation. But he chose not to stay there.

Thanks to friends like you, Eddie found a way back home -- through the Portland Rescue Mission recovery ministry.

Help us give hope to more hurting people like Eddie. Thank you. Donate online at or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).