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Youth Group - Into the Holidays

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Youth group is almost done for this year. Next week is our last celebration. Hopefully, we can do some service project during the Holidays, like ringing the bells for the kettles. May God continue to guide and bless our youth group! 

Angel Tree - So It Begins

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This covid year is a first for our Angel Tree program in our Portland Metro area. Portland Tabernacle, Moore's Street Corps, and Gresham Corps are partnering up for this yearly toys and food giveaway. Praise the Lord for this nice Lloyd Center venue formerly known as Marshal's. In the pictures are our friends from the LDS church, volunteers from Tabernacle who were setting up all the toys, Camp staff delivering the toys from camp, and my wife and I delivering 2 palettes of bomba socks (thank you Sue Piazza), 10 round tables,, and a pallet of snacks goodies for staff and volunteers. Praise the Lord for His wonderful blessings! 

Free Food Market Volunteers

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We have had some health issues - including injuriesrecently, that have impacted some of our long-time and dedicated volunteers. They didn't make it today. All of our volunteers stepped it up today and served our community with food. We praise the Lord for each of our dedicated volunteers that come each day during the week to serve in our food pantry and the first Wednesday of the month through the Free Food Market. To God be the Glory! 

Lord's Bountiful Blessing

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Praise the Lord for blessing the Gresham Corps with a lot of food. I've been picking up two pallets of food each day from our Adult Rehabilitation Center for our Family Services. Praise God for giving us the space to store these food. We are looking forward to using these food to supplement our food pantry and to get boxes ready for Christmas. 

Monday Munch Ministry

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Praise the Lord for His wonderful provision for our Monday Munch Ministry. Today is our fourth Monday to do this and so far, its been a blessing.  The Salvation Army Moore's Street Corps has many volunteers who come on Mondays and make about a thousand lunch bags which include PB&J sandwiches, fruit bar, and a fruit to be given to those in need.  TVC and Gresham usually get 100 bags each to be distributed. Thanks to D-Deb, Melissa and Donna. 

Estacada Fire

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There has been many stories of how the Salvation Army in the Cascade Division has been helping folks during the Oregon Fire crisis.  Many people have lost their homes to this devastating situation.  The smoke from these fires has been overwhelming during this period. Praise the Lord for rain!  It has cleared our skies here in the Multnomah County.   I had the pleasure of helping with both the Salvation Army work in Clackamas Town Center, where we serve the evacuees, and at Estacada Cazadero Steakhouse parking lot, where we did our food distribution drive-through. Praise the Lord for all the volunteers and resources!  I was very touched by our volunteers in how hard they work, even soaking wet and serving! The following Salvation Army stats is for the whole State of Oregon.   Meals Served: 30,436 Snacks: 33,607 Drinks: 31,299 Home Delivered Meals: 18,803 Food Boxes: 3,448 Emotional & Spiritual Care: 2,874 Lodging at Salvation Army Facilities: 583