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Portland Rescue Mission - Vidcast

Be inspired through video stories of hope, transformation and total life recovery. Help Portland Rescue Mission change the lives of hurting men, women and children. Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org or call 503-MISSION.

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Bradley's Story of Hope

Bradley laughed at the dark irony. For the last 30 years, he justified his growing addiction with the shallow, comforting thought. “I might be an alcoholic. But no matter how bad it gets, I won’t be living in a tent or under a bridge.” But he was wrong.Walking out of the hotel with just a few dollars to his name, Bradley tried to push aside the shock of what had happened. After years of barely holding it together, he’d just lost his job, his last hold on a normal life. He walked out into the cold, feeling broken and alone, with nothing but a coat. He was homeless.WATCH: Bradley's Story of HopeThanks to generous friends like you, Bradley celebrates the longest period of sobriety he’s had in 30 years.Your compassionate support brings homelessness and addiction to an end. Help more hurting people like Bradley with your donation today. Give online at https://www.PortlandRescueMission.org/Bradley/, or call 503-MISSION (647-7466)

28 Jun 2016

Rank #1

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Christian's Story of Hope

Christian spent 7 hard months on the streets of Portland. Worn out from the summer heat and carrying his few belongings on his back, he’d often end the day sleeping on the rocky ground – afraid.'You have to worry about somebody robbing you or beating you in the middle of the night,” says Christian. “And there’s rats crawling across you while you’re sleeping. It’s just horrible.WATCH: Christian's Story of HopeThanks to generous friends like you, Christian found the family he always longed for.Your compassionate support brings homelessness and addiction to an end. Help more hurting people like Christian with your donation today.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/Donate/. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

26 May 2016

Rank #2

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New life found at Portland Rescue Mission

So much can change in one year. Men and women in our New Life Ministries at The Harbor and Shepherd's Door share about the new life they have found. Happy Easter from all of us here at Portland Rescue Mission!WATCH: Stories of Hope from our residentsThanks to generous friends like you, we continue to be able to give hope and restore life to men, women and children suffering from homelessness and addiction in the Portland area.Your compassionate support can help bring homelessness and addiction to an end. With your donation today, you can help even more hurting people put their broken lives back together again.Donate online today at https://www.PortlandRescueMission.org/Donate/. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

27 Mar 2016

Rank #3

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Xavier's Story of Hope

Xavier never dreamed that he’d end up homeless. But at age 13, life on the streets seemed easier than enduring more abuse at home. “It was scary, because you never know where your next meal’s going to come from. It was hunger pains. Not having clean clothes. It felt like hopelessness.”WATCH: Xavier's Story of HopeThanks to generous friends like you, Xavier is off the streets and has been restored. Now he's filled with joy, livened by his faith and has a hope for his future that never existed before.Your compassionate support brings homelessness and addiction to an end. Help more hurting people like Xavier with your donation today.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/Give/. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

1 Mar 2016

Rank #4

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Lives Restored through New Life Ministries

Any day, more than 100 people are in our New Life Ministries are walking toward a new life of sobriety. Our balanced approach leads to long-term sustainability through addiction recovery, life skills and spiritual development. This takes place at Shepherd's Door (for women and children) and The Harbor (for men). WATCH: The lives of Christyl and John have been restored Your compassionate support will help bring homelessness and addiction to an end by making a difference in lives like those of Christyl and John. Make 2016 for the men, women and children at Portland Rescue Mission the most memorable one yet with your donation today.Your support helps put broken lives back together again. Give hope and restore life to men, women and children suffering from homelessness and addiction.Donate online today at https://www.PortlandRescueMission.org/Donate/. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

15 Dec 2015

Rank #5

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Why Steve and Dottie serve

Steve and Dottie Grace of A Jesus Church serve because the needs of those experiencing homelessness is so great. You too can serve with Project Christmas Care.WATCH: Why Steve and Dottie serveYour compassionate support will help bring homelessness and addiction to an end. Help us make this Christmas for the men, women and children at Portland Rescue Mission the most memorable one yet with your donation today.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/ChristmasCare. Or call 503-MISSION (647-7466).

8 Dec 2015

Rank #6

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Robin's Story of Hope

Robin was married with her husband for 27 years. After her daughter was murdered in 2006, her marriage started to fall apart. In 2011, she was kicked out of her house and was forced to live on the streets. Thinking back on a dark time when she was cold, all alone, and had to find cardboard to keep warm, Robin remembers how finding Portland Rescue Mission turned her life around completely.WATCH: Robin's Story of HopeThanks to generous friends like you, Robin is off the streets and her hope is restored. She's found her faith again and has a new outlook on life.Your compassionate support brings homelessness and addiction to an end. Help more hurting people like Robin with your donation today.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).

2 Dec 2015

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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.”WATCH: John's Story of HopeThanks 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.Your compassionate support brings homelessness and addiction to an end. Help more hurting people like John with your donation today.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).

12 Nov 2015

Rank #8

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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 MeYour compassionate support can bring homelessness and addiction to an end. Help more hurting people like Derrick once was with your donation today.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).

4 Nov 2015

Rank #9

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Serving Meals, Serving Hope

Thanks to your compassionate and generous support, Portland Rescue Mission serves over 330,000 meals a year. And the power of a meal to help give hope and restore life cannot be overstated. Oftetimes, it's that first meal at our Burnside Shelter that is just the lifeline our guests need to start on the path toward new life.WATCH: Thanksgiving Meals - Stories of HopeYour compassionate support can bring homelessness and addiction to an end. Help more hurting people like Lori, Joanna and Ken with your donation today.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).

30 Oct 2015

Rank #10