Portland, OR. Adventist Health hosted its 8th annual community Thanksgiving concert on Nov 19th at New Hope Community Church. Rob Anderson from Portland Rescue Mission joined Dr. Terry Johnsson, the Executive Director of Mission Integration at Adventist Health and David Russell,  CEO, of Adventist Health. The “Celebration of Thanksgiving” featured Laura Story, three-time Dove Award and GRAMMY winner. The concert is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item or socks. Adventist Health collected nearly 3,500 pounds of food for the Oregon Food bank and more than 2,800 pairs of socks for the Portland Rescue Mission. According to the Portland Rescue mission socks are one of the most requested items for the homeless.

GRAMMY winner Laura Story performs at New Hope Community Church

GRAMMY winner Laura Story performs at New Hope Community Church.

3,500 pounds of food donated to Oregon Food Bank

3,500 pounds of food was donated to Oregon Food Bank.

A mountain of socks for the Portland Rescue Mission.

A mountain of socks was given to the Portland Rescue Mission.

Donations packed and ready to go

Donations were packed and ready to go.

About Portland Rescue Mission

Formed in 1949, Portland Rescue Mission serves men, women and children in need. We give hope through meals, rest and safety, and restore life through recovery, training and community. Our Mission is a faith-based nonprofit supported by 30,000 dedicated donors and 3,000 caring volunteers, working in close coordination with other public and private resources, and churches of many denominations. Our recovery programs restore life for a majority of those who complete them. More information is at www.portlandrescuemisson.org.

About Oregon Food Bank

With sufficient public will and support of the entire community, we believe it is possible to eliminate hunger and its root causes. Oregon Food Bank collects and distributes food through a network of four Oregon Food Bank branches and 17 regional food banks serving Oregon and Clark County, Washington. The Oregon Food Bank Network helps nearly 1 in 5 households fend off hunger. Oregon Food Bank also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger through advocacy, nutrition education, garden education, and helping communities strengthen local food systems. Visit oregonfoodbank.org for more information.

About Adventist Health

Adventist Health—Portland is a faith-based, not-for-profit health care network consisting of a 302-bed medical center, 34 medical clinics and home care and hospice services in the Portland metro area. Our full-service acute care medical center provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and diagnostic services to communities on the eastside. Our key services include cardiovascular care, emergency services, orthopedics, radiation oncology, behavioral health, surgery, imaging, rehabilitation and women’s health.