Sara Edmond looks for every opportunity she can to serve others, particularly people experiencing homelessness and women in the residential program she completed herself, Shepherd’s Door, which is in the Russell neighborhood where she now lives.
I met Sara while volunteering at a Compassion Connect health clinic hosted by Gateway Church (also in Russell, and fun fact: where I went to preschool and was taught by Mrs. Rydman whom I discovered I now live 4 blocks from). Sara welcomed each clinic guest with care, and I noticed how even as a volunteer, she made sure to do everything at a high standard. Compassion Connect even asked me to film her demonstrating her role for a volunteer training video. In addition to speaking to women with Portland Rescue Mission, Sara is part of a Search and Rescue team from Union Gospel Mission that brings resources, food, and love to homeless camps in the Gateway and Parkrose area.
Sara is passionate about her involvement with Gateway Church and works as a caterer for Holiday Inn.
If you’d like to talk with Sara, you’re welcome to message her on Facebook or email her at [email protected].
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