Union Gospel Mission is expanding services for the homeless during the forecasted extreme heat this weekend. Union Gospel Mission will be open extended hours on Saturday, June 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Mission’s services are typically closed on Sunday, but will be open from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 25.
At Union Gospel Mission, homeless guests can cool off, rest in the Mission’s dining area, and receive water, and snacks.
Union Gospel Mission’s Search + Rescue van will be out on its normal schedule Sunday evening, departing from the Mission at 5:00 p.m. and visiting homeless camps in Portland distributing bottled water and other items.
Union Gospel Mission is seeking donations of bottled water, sports drinks like Gatorade, sunscreen, hats and t-shirts. These items can be dropped off at Union Gospel Mission at 3 NW Third Avenue on Friday and at 15 NW Third Avenue on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 503-274-4483.