Thursday, November 12, 2015

John's Story of Hope

Hard was the only way John knew to do life. Growing up in a labor camp with an abusive home life and without a father, John looked to the tough migrant men around him as role models. “I thought being a man was to be macho, to cuss, to steal, and to belittle women. You don’t care and never show your feelings. And you sure don’t ever cry.”

To prevent himself from feeling, he numbed the pain of his crumbling marriage with alcohol and drugs. “After my divorce, alcohol was the only real companion I had for decades,” says John. “It meant more to me than my children and people I loved.”




Thanks to generous friends like you, John has become the new kind of man he always wanted to be, and now he has a bright future ahead of him.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Hope Begins With You And Me


Hope begins with you and me. Derrick remembers what it's like being homeless. Despite being a veteran, he eventually found himself on the street. He was cold, hungry and had nowhere to go. He found hope! And it all started with a meal that costs only $1.60.


WATCH: Derrick - Hope Begins With You And Me






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Your support helps put broken lives back together again. Help us give hope and restore life to men, women and children suffering from homelessness and addiction.

Donate online today at https://www.PortlandRescueMission.org/lp/vidcast. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).