Posts Tagged ‘Homeless’

Hear What Homeless People Are Thankful for This Thanksgiving

It’s easy to lose sight of what’s important in life, and to take for granted all the ways God provides. To help us gain perspective of what it means to be thankful, we talked with some men and women who will surprise you with their thankfulness. They’re living on the streets with winter fast approaching, and yet, they are thankful. Hear more of our conversations in our podcast. Listen   Special thanks to ShowerUp! They’re serving the… … Continue reading

Keep Portland Warm

Did you know that there are over 16,000 homeless people in the Portland Metro area? This winter 104.5 Way-FM is teaming up with Blanket Coverage Ministry to help cover the homeless and keep Portland warm by providing 10,000 blankets. To learn more about what Blanket Coverage Ministry does go to blanketcoverageministry.org If your church or business would like to become a drop off location please contact us at portland@wayfm.com with the subject line “Keep Portland… … Continue reading

Make A Difference With A Pair Of Socks?

Socks – do you ever give them another thought besides – do they match? Probably not! But for some the thought of warm, dry, clean socks is all they think about… We want your help to change that! At every WAY-FM concert we ask you to bring an item to help a local charity – and the Big Church Night Out is no different! It’s the obvious choice! The Big Church Night Out is all… … Continue reading

Keep Portland Warm Update

As of today, 3-13-17, we have collected and distributed about 1,500 blankets! With the weather being so cold, you have literally saved a life with each blanket donation. Every Friday night the team at Blanket Coverage Ministry is out on the streets of Portland building relationships and providing warm blankets and food to those living on the street. THANK YOU for helping Keep Portland Warm this winter.  We will keep collecting blankets through the end March… … Continue reading

Win Front Row Tickets for Casting Crowns

Donate food for those in need – Be in the drawing to win. We want to encourage people like you (and ourselves) to LIVE OUT our faith everyday.  When you stop by and drop off some non-perishable food items for those in need, you’ll be entered to win a pair of front row tickets to the concert. Here’s where you can drop off your food items: NEXT: Monday Nov. 2nd – 4pm-7pm Chick-fil-A – Pompano… … Continue reading

I’m Jaded. Are you?

I pulled up to the stop light like I always do on my way home from church. The only difference today is that my teenage cousin, Natalie, was in the car with me. There was a worn out, homeless man looking at us through embarrassed eyes as he held a sign that simply said, “Homeless please help.” I looked for a moment at the man then looked away. My cousin on the other hand was… … Continue reading

Sometimes You have to Adapt Your Perspective to Survive

Live Service Out, our national service event, was this past weekend. Carlos and I met an amazing woman named Rachel at the rescue mission. She is an avid WAY-FM listener that was so excited to come and serve people breakfast. Rachel explained that she used to live on the streets. She knows what a life of addiction looks like so now that she is off the streets she wants to give back and help others.… … Continue reading