Shout Out to Our Donors

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With your help, BridgeTown has seen a tremendous outpouring of benevolence this year.  You as a donor continue to love and support us through your generosity. We want to take this time to THANK YOU! We appreciate you, and are truly grateful for your assistance to BridgeTown’s mission: Loving People Because People Matter. Thank you for continuously choosing to live generously. Together we can show people in the city of Portland that they are loved, matter, and known.

Bridgetown Urban Internship

We invite you to look at our internship at Bridgetown! Each summer young adults come from all over the nation to serve, learn and be transformed. The internship offers many different opportunities for a variety of college majors as well as for those who just want do something different.

BTUI Internship Video

If your interested in more information please contact us at info@bridgetowninc.org

An update from the Director of BridgeTown Inc.

Hello to everyone!!!

 I trust this will find you well.  Summer is over as we can see by the rapid change in the tempature and rain which has come.  BridgeTown Inc, has had an incredible summer season and we have seen so many loved on, it has really been incredible.  Some of the highlights of this summer have been:
 1)  Mobile Medical Unit – we saw our launch of the MMU this summer.  What an incredible sight to see our motor home pull under the bridge and free medical care given to all who came to the resource.  We appreciate Dallas Family Medicine for the crucial support they gave in launching this great tool.  We hope to see our MMU each month under the bridge.  We know it will make a difference in the lives of many.

2) KOi Fusion/Paul Mitchell Academy – Korean Tacos!!! Cmon! Thanks to Bo Kwon the owner of KOi Fusion for coming each month with their food truck.  3rd Thursday of each month you can find the KOi Fusion under the Burnside Bridge fixing hundreds of tacos for our guests, not only that but the Paul Mitchell Academy also comes to give our guests some incredible hair cuts.

3)  Over 600 participated in Transformation Trips this year!  Students from all over the nation come into Portland and serve the city.  They were challenged to go back to their own city and serve. Students from as far away as Texas came this year to love on the city of Portland and learn. Teams were led by Ben Durham who worked, along with our interns, to make each trip a fantastic opportunity for each participant.  It truly was a great summer.

4)  BTown Kids – launched 2 new sites this year; one in the Park Rose area, and the other in Aloha.  Each site saw children and their families.  We were blessed to see over 1300 kids this year and share the message that they are loved, they are known and they matter!  We look forward to more strategic partnerships with others in serving these kids and their families.

I wish I could share so much more, about our fist ever BTown Kids Camp, our new after school program called First Door, our new staff member Emily and the launch of our new Transformation Initiative……but it would be a long post and I want you to read it!

I wanted to share with about something you will most likely hear about.  You may have heard that Solid Rock Church is changing their name to “A Jesus Church”.  They are an incredible organization doing great things throughout the city and we often see their people come down on Thursday nights to serve at Night Strike.  Solid Rock Church meets in various areas of the Portland Metro area and one of their meeting places is downtown Portland.  They are going to be calling the downtown location “A Jesus Church – BridgeTown”.   They see it as part of their “A Jesus Church” family, but the name will denote location for this part of their “family”.

I met with their Pastor Gerald and we discussed how this could cause confusion for us at BridgeTown Inc.  They were gracious and understanding to our concerns and we dialogued how we could work together to help with the confusion.

We will continue to dialogue as issues come up from this and ask you to help in the clarity of the name change for Solid Rock.  We respect and look forward to their continued involvement in BridgeTown Inc, and anticipate a positive influence on down town proper, our dear “Bridgetown” area!

If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to email me at msnider@bridgetowninc.org

For the Peace and Prosperity of the City,

Marshall Snider – Executive Director

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