Because People Matter

Because People Matter exists to develop, demonstrate and sustain love and generosity lived out in the world within groups and individuals. They work to create relational environments that provide and deliver Mobilization, Relief, and Development. Through Night Strike, they provide space under the Burnside Bridge for folks in the houseless community to hang out, enjoy a hot meal, receive a free haircut or shave, have their feet washed, and have their old shoes/clothes/sleeping bags replaced. They also do prayer walks and kids camps in east Portland neighborhoods.

Current needs: Bridgetown Church has partnered with Because People Matter by hosting a no contact lunch drop every week. Learn more about what goes in to a lunch bag and sign up to provide a certain number of lunches each week.


For more information on providing lunches, doing prayer walks, and engaging in NightStrike, please contact Alexis at