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Missions ready Thanksgiving dinner for thousands


Christian mission organizations in this part of the Northwest will again provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal to many thousands of needy.

Many of the organizations invite monetary or food donations to cover the cost.  For more information, contact the ministries at the phone numbers listed.

The following organizations will serve meals on Thanksgiving Day — Thursday, Nov. 28:

•Portland’s Union Gospel Mission, 15 N.W. Third, 503-274-4483; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., serving more than 800 meals.

•Salem’s Union Gospel Mission, men’s shelter, 345 Commercial St. N.E.,; 503-362-3983; noon to 1:30 p.m., serving 300; women’s shelter (phone 503-967-6388 for location), two meals — 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. and 4:15 to 5:15 p.m.,  serving about 200.

•Eugene Mission, 1542 W. First St., 541-344-3251, midday meals from 2 to 3:30 p.m. for women, children and couples; and 3:30 to 5 p.m. for men, serving about 600.

•Astoria Rescue Mission, 62 W. Bond, 503-325-6243; 3 p.m., serving 50 to 60.

•Roseburg Rescue Mission, 752 S.E. Pine, 541-673-3004; 1 p.m., serving 150. •The Salvation Army and also the Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission, both in McMinnville.   503-472-1009 (S. Army) or 503-472-9766 (mission).  These two agencies team up to offer the Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 1145 N.E. First St.,serving 300 to 400.

Four missions — two in Portland, one in Longview, Wash.,  and one in Central Oregon — serve their official Thanksgiving dinners on other days.   They are:

•Salvation Army, Longview, Wash., 1639 10th Ave., 360-423-3990; date was uncertain at press time; serving from 100 to 150.

•Portland’s Cityteam International, 526 S.E. Grand Ave., 503-231-9334; 5:30 p.m, Monday, Nov. 25, serving 200.

•The Shepherd’s House, Bend, 1854 N.E. Division St., 541-388-2096, noon Wednesday, Nov. 27, serving about 150..

•Portland Rescue Mission, 111 W. Burnside St., Portland. 503-647-7466,  5:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, serving 400.