Portland Rescue Mission
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Portland Rescue Mission offers emergency services of food and shelter at our original downtown location at the Burnside Shelter. And we've expanded those services to include 24/7 restrooms, showers, clothing, mail service, referrals and community activities in the Guest Care Center.
Thanks to generous community support, we've expanded our ministry to include a wide range of programs designed to meet a hurting person at their point of need and help them toward their journey home. This includes our 3-month Connect program for men and women, and our New Life Ministries for men and women at The Harbor and Shepherd's Door, respectively.
Portland Rescue Mission also includes our Drive Away Hunger car sales and donations program and Mission Bar-B-Que catering. Proceeds support all of our programs to give hope and restore life to hurting people in need.
Portland Rescue Mission
P.O. Box 3713
Portland , OR 97208-3713
Email: [email protected]
CEO/President: Eric Bauer
Chairman: Tim Lang
Board size: 5
Founder: John Van Diest Sr.
Ruling year: 1949
Tax deductible: Yes
Fiscal year end: 09/30
Member of ECFA: Yes
Member of ECFA since: 2021
Portland Rescue Mission gives hope and restores life to men, women, and children suffering in homelessness, addiction, hunger, and abuse. Our various centers are located in Portland, Oregon.
We share the Word of God and demonstrate the love of Christ to transform the lives of people experiencing homelessness or addiction.
Statement of faith
In the Bible, the Word of God - inspired and authoritative.
In one God who exists eternally in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
In the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His future personal return to rule in power and glory.
In the inborn sinfulness of all humanity and our resulting alienation from God, and the absolute necessity of redemption through faith in Christ's atoning death and regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation.
In the complete forgiveness and eternal salvation of the true believer.
In the empowering ministry of the Holy Spirit, who lives in Christians, thereby enabling each to live a godly life.
In the bodily resurrection, judgement and eternal conscious existence of both the saved and the lost.
In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Donor confidence score
|Does the organization have a statement of faith consistent with historic Christian creeds and is that statement of easily found on its website?||No||0/4|
|Does the board have no more than 2 non-independent members?||Yes||10/10|
|Does the board have at least four independent board members for every non-independent member?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the board contain between 5 and 11 members?||Yes||10/10|
|Does the organization file a Form 990 and make its Form 990 available to the public?||No||0/15|
|Does the organization make its audit or review (if annual revenue is less than $1-m) available on its website?||No||0/4|
|Is the organization a member of the ECFA?||No||0/9|
|Is the CEO/President's compensation within one standard deviation of the median compensation?||Yes||4/4|
|Did the organization operate at a net profit (revenue greater than expenses) in the most recent year?||No||0/4|
|Does the organization refrain from owning or leasing a private aircraft, or having fractional interest in one, that is primarily used for travel by the organization's leaders?||Yes||4/4|
|For the past five years, has the organization been free of any lawsuits or administrative actions filed against it by an employee, client, board member, vendor, donor, or other related party?||Yes||4/4|
|Are author royalties and speaking engagement fees paid to the organization, and not the individual?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the organization require its employees to affirm upon hiring the statement of faith of the organization?||Yes||4/4|
|Is the board chair an independent member of the board?||No||0/4|
|Does the board have term limits?||Yes||4/4|
|Have there been no public accusations of misdeeds against the organization, founder, CEO, senior pastor, or board members in the past five years?||Yes||4/4|
|Has the organization refrained from the use of non-disclosure agreements?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the organization have an overall financial efficiency rating of at least 2 stars?||No||0/4|
|Total donor confidence score||56/100|
Financial efficiency ratings
Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters
This ministry has not been rated.
Financial ratios for this ministry have not been calculated.
Financials for this ministry have not been collected.
|Eric Bauer||Executive Director||$117,041|
Compensation data as of: 9/30/2012
No response has been provided by this ministry.
The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/27/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]
It was 1949 when John Van Diest, Sr. looked with compassion at the hungry, destitute men struggling on the streets of Portland and shared his lunch. It happened so often that his wife, Tress, began making extra sandwiches for him to pass out to broken men.
They then began serving soup out of their car...
This eventually evolved into a simple soup kitchen on Burnside Street. John and Tress purchased the groceries themselves to make a pot of soup to share. Afterward, John would share with them about God's love.
From those humble beginnings, Portland Rescue Mission was born. By 1954, that kitchen had grown and moved to its current location at 111 W. Burnside Street.