Meet the Billboard Men for the Month of October
(Allentown, PA)— This month you can read stories of men who are succeeding through hard work and character development, a local business owner who gives back to his community, and the Allentown Rescue Mission’s Clean Team.
Jeff graduated from our Transformation Program six years ago. His addiction issues cost him everything, including his family. However, he graduated from our Transformation program, worked on our Clean Team, earned his CDL, and has found gainful employment as a truck driver. Most importantly he regained the trust of his family. His wife and daughters could not be happier. They support the Mission, and we are thankful for their support.
Jeff Virojanapa owns two local restaurants. Despite a business downturn as a result of the COVID epidemic, he donated dozens of meals to feed the men at the Allentown Rescue Mission. We are in awe of his generosity and his giving spirit.
Nick has been through our Transformation Program several times, but this time was different. He has accepted responsibility for his situation. He has also accepted Christ, and he accepted a position on our Clean Team. He is working to get his life together, and we are with him. If Nick stumbles and needs another chance we will be here to help him. We won’t give up on Nick.
Finally, Mike Mauro, manager of both Clean Team and Facilities at the Mission, discusses the Clean Team and the good work it does in restoring men to their communities. Need help with a project? Find out what our Clean Team does: www.cleanteampa.com.
While driving around Allentown, you will be able to put a face to these men and their stories when you see their billboards. The Allentown Rescue Mission billboards can be found on:
- Both sides of the billboard post on Tilghman St. by Werley Rd. Allentown, PA
- Both sides of the billboard post on Buckeye Rd. by Tank Farm Rd. Emmaus, PA
- Hamilton St. by Elmo St. Allentown, PA
- Hamilton St. by Front St. Allentown, PA
- 15th St. by Sumner Ave. Allentown, PA
- 15th St. by Elm St. Allentown, PA
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive-by 15th St. Allentown, PA
- 3rd St. by Union St. Allentown, PA
The Allentown Rescue Mission has been helping rescue, rehabilitate, and restore men to their community. Not only does the Mission change the lives of the men that come and stay, but it also changes the lives of their employees and volunteers. These men were chosen for the Allentown Rescue Mission billboards because they truly represent the Allentown Rescue Mission, and the work they do in order to rescue, rehabilitate, and restore men into the community. Check out their stories at 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.
To refer someone to the Mission for services, donate, or to learn other ways you can help make a difference please visit www.allentownrescuemission.org