You Never Know What You Will Find at UGM’s Thrift Store

You Never Know What You Will Find… from Union Gospel Mission on Vimeo.

You never know what or who you will find at Union Gospel Mission’s thrift store! Revenues from the thrift store support Union Gospel Mission’s LifeChange program and provide a place for LifeChange residents to learn job skills. Learn more about the thrift store.


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Real Change in LifeChange: Melinda’s Story

Melinda grew up around addiction. That is all she knew. Her own addiction led to losing her children and incarceration. A judge gave her a second chance, and she made the most of it.

Real Change in LifeChange: Melinda from Union Gospel Mission on Vimeo.

We are thrilled that Melinda has come full circle and is now helping women and children at our LifeChange Center for Women and Their Children. You can make a donation to help women and children in LifeChange.


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Easter Gifts for our Homeless Neighbors

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Easter is coming up on Sunday, April 16th. Union Gospel Mission is planning to serve as many as 500 to 600 meals to our homeless neighbors on Easter Sunday, as well as provide an Easter gift bag.

The most requested items from our homeless neighbors are for blankets and flashlights. These are items we would like to give away as part of our Easter gift bags.

Here is how you can help, and it’s EASY! You can select items from our Amazon Wish List and these items will ship directly to the Mission to be assembled into Easter gift bags. CLICK HERE to go to our Amazon Wish List to purchase flashlights and blankets.

Thank you for blessing our homeless neighbors this Easter!


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Spring Sale at Union Gospel Mission’s Thrift Store

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Check out our “Spring has Sprung!” Sale at Union Gospel Mission’s thrift store, located at 1611 SW Pacific Hwy. in Tigard. We will have a 50% off store wide sale on Tuesday, March 21st.

When you shop at Union Gospel Mission’s thrift store, the revenue generated supports the men, women and children in our LifeChange program. The store also serves a work therapy location, where LifeChange residents learn job skills.

Another way to support Union Gospel Mission’s thrift store is by donating gently used items to the store. Please review our donation guidelines, and if you have suitable items to donate, please call us at 503-639-6488 to arrange a FREE pick-up.


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Video: Real Change in LifeChange: Zach’s Story

Zach’s life was spiraling out of control due to his meth addiction. Things changed for Zach when he joined the men’s LifeChange recovery community.  In LifeChange, Zach opened his heart to Jesus and found purpose in serving the Mission’s homeless guests.

Real Change in LifeChange: Zach's Story from Union Gospel Mission on Vimeo.


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Union Gospel Mission in the News

On January 26, at the LifeChange Center for Women and Their Children in Beaverton, several ladies were honored for completing levels in the program and three ladies graduated from the program. KATU News interviewed one of the graduates, Corrine, and shared her story of overcoming homelessness and addiction.  Click here to see the story.

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After Portland’s record cold weather in January claimed the lives of four homeless people, our Executive Director, Bill Russell penned an editorial which ran in The Oregonian. Click here to read the editorial.

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Read the editorial calling for action to address Portland’s homeless crisis.


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Union Gospel Mission Open House

You are invited! Join us at Union Gospel Mission’s Open House on Saturday, February 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Come to our downtown location at 3 N.W. Third Avenue in Portland for a tour, light refreshments and to learn about Mission services and how you can get involved.

RSVP to Lynne at receptionist@ugmportland.org or call 503-274-4483. We look forward to seeing you!

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Oregonian Editorial: Portland’s Homeless Crisis

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Portland was hit with snow, ice and freezing temperatures in early January. Tragically, four homeless people died from exposure to the cold weather.  Union Gospel Mission’s executive director, Bill Russell, shared his thoughts in an editorial published by The Oregonian regarding the need to act to improve the conditions for the city’s homeless and for long term solutions to end homelessness.

CLICK HERE to read the editorial, and please share your comments!

 

 


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