Portland Rescue Mission: The 1st Step to a 2nd Chance

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Portland Rescue Mission's Mike Deckon and Ted Wachsmuth joined us to help explain the heartache behind homelessness -- and the power of a warm meal served with love.

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.

Donate online at www.PortlandRescueMission.org.