Portland Rescue Mission: Kam's Story


How does it feel to be homeless? Kam felt like his life was over -- until Portland Rescue Mission threw him a lifeline. He joined us in our studio -- along with Portland Rescue Mission's Mike Deckon – to tell us more of his compelling story.

KATU is teaming up with the Portland Rescue Mission in our Shelter 365 Telethon to highlight an urgent need here in our community. Hunger and homelessness affect thousands of people in the Portland area -- from all walks of life.

Just $9 a month provides a homeless man or woman with everything he or she needs to gain a foothold in a new life. That includes a hearty meal, a hot shower, a safe night’s rest, clean clothes, access to recovery programs, employment and housing resources and compassionate friendships.

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