Union Gospel Mission Expands Services for Homeless in Extreme Heat

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.