The cold days of January and February are here and Union Gospel Mission continues to meet the needs of the homeless struggling to stay warm in winter temperatures. Every weekday Union Gospel Mission operates a clothing closet and distributes coats, blankets, socks and clothing of all kinds to those in need. When it’s cold demand increases.
In addition, Union Gospel Mission serves as an overnight emergency cold weather shelter when temperatures drop below 32 degrees. For the emergency shelter, as many as 50 people sleep on mats in the Mission’s dining room. When we provide shelter, we need to provide blankets and sleeping bags to our guests.
You can help! Union Gospel Mission is seeking donations of: socks, blankets, sleeping bags, coats, hoodie sweatshirts, boots or wet weather shoes, pants, and underwear. Please drop these items off at Union Gospel Mission at 3 NW Third Avenue in Portland or call 503-274-4483.