Monthly Archives: August 2011

Thrift Stores Make Sense As Prices Rise


Thrift Stores A Welcome Alternative     As prices skyrocket for clothing, housewares and furniture, many Oregonians are looking  for alternatives to big box stores. The Second Chance Thrift Store located at 6th and J Street is       a proven alternative. “It’s like shopping at garage sales all   under one roof,” says one    shopper. “I don’t waste …

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Mission Teams With Food Bank


  This week saw the Gospel Rescue Mission teamed up with the Food Bank as Mission residents worked in the Food Bank fields to harvest some of the summer crop.    “We will be sending a weekly crew to pick fresh vegetables” said Brian Bouteller the men’s coordinator.  Brian also stated that “we estimate that our …

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Four Way Foundation Helps Mission

Wagner Blinds

      A generous grant from the Four Way Community Foundation recently made it possible for the Gospel Rescue Mission to purchase and install 110 window blinds at Wagner Hall.  As summer temperatures climb, the blinds have already made a big difference in reducing indoor temperatures.  Thank you Four Way Foundation for helping us …

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Fikso Family Ladies

Women's Shelter

      Teaching Bible studies to the Fikso ladies is never a dull task.  Last month one of our residents cried out loudly in the middle of our teaching session.  Thinking we had really “blown it,” Ken and I stopped to see what we had said that upset her.  The next thing we knew an ambulance came …

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