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Portland Rescue Mission: Karen's Story

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KATU is teaming up with the Portland Rescue Mission in our Hope for the Holidays Telethon to highlight an urgent need here in our community.

We were joined in the studio by Portland Rescue Mission's Mike Deckon, who told us more about the heartache behind homelessness.

Hunger and homelessness affect more than 16,000 people in Portland and it affects people from all walks of life.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org.

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.