Portland Rescue Mission Ministries, Inc.

Rating: 4 stars   13 reviews

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Location: PO Box 3713 Portland OR 97208 USA

Mission: We share the Word of God and demonstrate the love of Christ to transform the lives of homeless and addicted people.
Geographic areas served: Portland, Oregon and southwest Washington
Programs: Portland Rescue Mission grew from a volunteer effort in 1949 to an organization today with more than 70 staff, more than 1,000 volunteers, an annual budget of $8 million, and three facilities focused on serving the needs of homeless people in the Portland area. 
The Burnside Shelter is a 35,000 square-foot landmark at the Burnside Bridge (111 W. Burnside) that houses more than 100 homeless guests and 25 residents who participate in recovery and education programs. 
Next Step (10336 NE Wigent) provides transitional housing and ongoing recovery for another 25 men, helping them make a successful transition back into society. More than 50 are at various stages of a long-term recovery program that advances new career and educational opportunities with the intention of transforming their lives for the better. 
Shepherd's Door (13207 NE Halsey), a shelter for women and children, houses more than 70 women and children, providing safe shelter, food, and recovery care. Its proven Life Skills training program and Children's Learning Center are on the cutting edge of women's and children's recovery care.
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Rating: 1 stars  

I bought a car, had to wait a week on a part. No big deal, until I have to wait another week for hoses to arrive. Then, they ordered the wrong hose. So another week. That's 3 weeks I need to wait for a car that I've paid for and am insuring. Worst car buying expirence ever. I would recommend this to an enemy I'm that disappointed.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is Grumpy. Not Grumpy any more. I would like everyone to know that I am retracting my earlier rating. I was very upset at the time and spoke before I thought. I should of spoken with someone at the Portland Rescue Mission before I spouted off. I was contacted by a very nice gentleman from the Mission, who wanted to make things right. Which they have done. We came to an agreement that has solved the problem. I would like to say that the people that I have spoken to have acted in a very Christian way. I do believe that this is a good charity. They are out there to help people that need it the most. I also beleive that this incident was not a typical problem that they or the consumer run into very often or at all. A special Thank You to Dick Osborne.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

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My husband and I bought a car for our Granddaughter through Portland Rescue Mission. I has only been 2 month and the car is no longer driveable. All of the pisstons are shot. We are told the the whole motor will need to be replaced. We spent $1200.00 on a lemon. Thiere asking price was $1500.00. We were under the impression that this car had been completely gone through. Twice the brake light switch was stuck to the on position and the last time the part had to be replced. I know this was a used car, but a person would think that buying a car from a place that says the car was gone through would have it last more then 2 months. I just I had more faith in a place that says they are a Christian organization and want to help people.

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No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 1 stars  

It's unfortunate the Portland Rescue Mission would turn down a hefty donation because it came from the LGBT community. Read this article before donating to this organization: http://chn.ge/gMCKeQ

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

no way whatsoever. However, I'm sure the people they serve need the coats and sweaters that would have been donated.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

fire Brian Merrell for not carrying out the mission of the Portland Rescue Mission by discriminating against supporters.

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