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Operation Overcoat 2021
Operation Overcoat 2021
Union Gospel Collecting Winter Gear for the Homeless at Washington Square Mall (Photo) - 10/01/21

 

For Immediate Release                                                Contact: Courtney Dodds 

October 1, 2021                                                           971-275-2334

                                                                                    

Union Gospel Collecting Winter Gear for the Homeless at Washington Square Mall 

Portland, Ore., - On Saturday, October 2nd between 12-2 pm Union Gospel Mission in partnership with 99.5 The Wolf will be at Washington Square Mall collecting winter essentials to help our low-income neighbors and those experiencing homelessness. 

Bring your donations to Washington Square Mall across from Red Robin off of Washington Square Road9585 SW Washington Square Rd, Portland, OR 97223

Items needed: winter coats, sleeping bags, boots, pants, new undergarments or any winter gear. 

Donations will be distributed during the month of October through Union Gospel Mission’s Operation Overcoat campaign. 

"We really appreciate this, the clothes really make a difference to us" -2021 Operation Overcoat Recipient

If you would like to learn more about Operation Overcoat and Union Gospel Mission visit www.ugmportland.org

About Union Gospel Mission: Union Gospel Mission’s purpose is “Feeding the hungry, restoring the addict and loving our neighbor.” Union Gospel Mission has been serving Portland since 1927. Union Gospel Mission provides meals and care for those experiencing homelessness and operates LifeChange -- a transformative recovery community for men, women and children. Contact Union Gospel Mission at 503-274-4483 or ugmportland.org and @ugmpdx.

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Attached Media Files: Operation Overcoat 2021
Operation Overcoat 2021
Operation Overcoat 2021
Operation Overcoat Launching this Week to Provide Winter Gear to the Homeless (Photo) - 09/21/21

For Immediate Release                                                                                    Contact: Courtney Dodds 

September 21, 2021                                                                                             971-275-2334 (cell)

 

Operation Overcoat Launching this Week to Provide Winter Gear to the Homeless 

Portland, Ore., - For more than 20 years Union Gospel Mission has helped those experiencing homelessness survive Winter through their annual Operation Overcoat campaign. Operation Overcoat provides a meal and backpacks with shoes, coats, pants and other vital winter supplies for those experiencing homelessness and in need. 

UGM, along with their partners, will be hosting several mini events that will deliver the backpacks and other vital supplies to help neighbors in need navigate the winter weather. Through this effort they anticipate reaching over 200 more people than last year. They increased their goal from 600 in 2020 to over 800 in 2021. 

None of this is possible without volunteers, on Wednesday, September 22nd at 9:30 am a group of volunteers will be downtown at 3 NW Third Avenue assembling backpacks for distribution in the coming weeks.

The first distribution of backpacks will take place Friday, September 24th at 2 pm at 15 NW Third Avenue Portland. 

If you’d like to help, Union Gospel Mission is seeking donations of pants, new undergarments, sleeping bags, boots, and coats. Items can be dropped off at 3 NW Third Avenue, Portland. 

To support Operation Overcoat financially donations can be made online at www.ugmportland.org or call 503-274-4483. 

About Union Gospel Mission: Union Gospel Mission’s purpose is “Feeding the hungry, restoring the addict and loving our neighbor.” Union Gospel Mission has been serving Portland since 1927. Union Gospel Mission provides meals and care for the homeless and operates LifeChange -- a transformative recovery community for men, women and children. Contact Union Gospel Mission at 503-274-4483, ugmportland.org or on social media @ugmpdx 

 

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Crandall Group Donates 5-Unit Townhome Complex to UGM for Single Parents - 09/20/21

For Immediate Release                                                                                     Contact: Courtney Dodds 

September 20, 2021                                                                                                Cell: 971-275-2334

                                                                        

Crandall Group Donates 5-Unit Townhome Complex to UGM for Single Parents 

 

Beaverton, Ore., - Union Gospel Mission recently received a generous donation from the Crandall Group of a 5-unit townhome complex worth $1.5 Million. The townhomes will provide affordable housing to single parents who are coming out of homelessness, addiction, and abuse. 

A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the housing complex will take place Thursday, September 23rd at 2 pm at 3400 SW 125th Ave Beaverton, OR 97005. 

Mark and Angela Crandall and Crandall Group made this generous donation of brand-new housing to help with the growing need for affordable housing in the Beaverton area. Safe and affordable housing is a huge challenge to find for people who are transitioning out of homelessness, recovery, or escaping domestic violence. For single-parent families, the challenge is even greater. 

“Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Crandall Group, Union Gospel Mission has a powerful tool in our toolbox to help single parents and their children transition to a life of self-reliance. These townhomes give them a running start toward independence,” says Jason Christensen UGM Executive Director. 

The vision for this housing complex is to support single parents by not only providing safe, affordable housing but also to provide a supportive community with other families who are working to overcome the challenges they faced due to addiction, abuse, and homelessness. 

About Union Gospel Mission: Union Gospel Mission’s purpose is “Feeding the hungry, restoring the addict and loving our neighbor.” Union Gospel Mission has been serving Portland since 1927. Union Gospel Mission provides meals and care for the homeless and operates LifeChange -- a transformative recovery community for men, women and children. Contact Union Gospel Mission at 503-274-4483, ugmportland.org or on social media @ugmpdx 

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