Giving back to their community in any way they can
(Allentown, PA)– The Allentown Rescue Mission’s “I AM” billboard campaign tells the stories of their graduates, partners, volunteers, and the Clean Team. Each of the billboards tells the story of someone who has been impacted by the Allentown Rescue Mission.
“I AM” is a slogan used by the Allentown Rescue Mission to demonstrate that everyone is a part of the Allentown Rescue Mission. The featured people on the billboards say, “I AM the Allentown Rescue Mission.”
David came to the Allentown Rescue Mission when the stresses of trying to balance his family life and his career started to get the best of him. His escape was drinking, and he lost control. He came to the Allentown Rescue Mission, where he was provided with a safe and supportive environment. While in the Transformation Program, he was provided with the opportunity to grow closer to Jesus Christ and experience the Living Word of God. He is now a volunteer at the Mission. He has experienced first hand the Mission’s work to rescue, rehabilitate, and restore, and he urges all of us to help in any way we can. Pay it forward.
Cohen, Feeley, Altemose, and Rambo, Attorneys at Law, have been giving to the Allentown Rescue Mission for many years. More recently, they have been helping provide urgent necessities brought about by COVID-19. They insist, “It is important to give back to those who are helping the community, to those who are trying to build a better community.”
John Mohr has memories of his family being homeless, which is why he decided to help the Allentown Rescue Mission. He has been volunteering and supporting the Allentown Rescue Mission since he moved back to the Lehigh Valley in 2016. John, along with his wife Jackie, volunteer at various Allentown Rescue Mission events and are highly involved in the design of digital marketing initiatives at the Allentown Rescue Mission.
Raymond came to the Allentown Rescue Mission during a painful chapter in his life. This was his third stay at the Mission, but this time he joined the Transformation Program. In his words, the program brought him “closer to the Lord Jesus Christ” and helped him accept responsibility for his mistakes. Raymond has come a long way, and his work and dedication have paid dividends. A local company recently contracted the Clean Team for facilities work, and Raymond’s contributions turned into a job offer. This company is happy to have Ray as a part of their family, bringing along his excellent work ethic and joyful spirit. Change can happen.
While driving around Allentown and Emmaus, you will be able to put a face to these people and their stories. The Allentown Rescue Mission billboards are located at:
- Both sides of the billboard post on Tilghman St. by Werley Rd. Allentown, PA
- Hamilton St. by Elmo St. Allentown, PA
- Hamilton St. by Front St. Allentown, PA
- 15th by Sumner Ave. Allentown, PA
- 15th by Elm St. Allentown, PA
- Both sides of the billboard post on Buckeye Rd. by Tank Farm Rd. Emmaus, PA
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive-by 15th Allentown, PA
- 3rd St. by Union St. Allentown, PA
To read more about these stories and see how our partners, volunteers, and donors are helping rescue, rehabilitate, and restore homeless men, visit www.allentownrescuemission.org.
The Allentown Rescue Mission, a 501c3, 123 bed non-profit homeless shelter has been providing shelter for homeless men since 1900. In addition to emergency shelter services (365 days a year), – the Mission offers a residential life skills program, and transitional employment on the Clean Team that’s available for hire to the community. The Clean Team pays the men above PA state minimum – helping them save a nest egg to transition back into the community. The Mission provides shelter services for over 750 men per year, and serves over 42,900 meals a year to men in need.
Information provided to TVL by:
Allentown Rescue Mission