Raise the Roof

Portland Rescue Mission

For 70 years Portland Rescue Mission has existed to Give Hope and Restore Life to men, women and children suffering from hunger, homelessness and addiction. It is under the Burnside Shelter roof that our guests find critical resources like hot meals, safe shelter and access to short and long term recovery programs. Most importantly, they’ll find a community that truly cares. 

The years and the weather have taken their toll on the roof of our Burnside Shelter. Patched and maintained far beyond its expected lifespan, it is in desperate need of replacement. 

We have two great opportunities for you to join us, and together we’ll do more than replace the roof … we’ll RAISE THE ROOF!


Fundraise to attend to our farm to table, celebratory dinner on the rooftop of the beautiful Ecotrust Building in the Pearl District. Mark your calendar for our Raise the Roof celebration on Thursday, July 27th from 6:30-9:00 PM! Here’s how to attend: 

Option One: Become a Roof Raiser! 

  • Join a team or create your own fundraising page to raise the roof – Our top 10 fundraising teams will receive a table for 10 to our Raise the Roof celebration. Ask your business, church group, or community group to join you.
  • * The top 10 fundraising teams will be determined based on your team's total funds raised by July 21st at 11:59 PM, and will be announced Saturday, July 22nd. *
Option Two: Give Today!

  • Every $29 gift will replace one square foot of the roof. For every $29 you donate, you’ll be entered to win tickets for two to our Raise the Roof celebration (five pairs of tickets will be chosen). How many feet can you cover?
  • * Donations counting toward raffle tickets will end July 21st at 11:59 PM, and will be announced Saturday, July 22nd. *

Questions? Contact our Partnership Team at 503-746-9686 or email us at partnership@pdxmission.org

To learn more about Portland Rescue Mission and this roof raising project, visit us at www.portlandrescuemission.org/raisetheroof