Allentown Rescue Mission’s Clean Team Worker of the Month – Matt M.

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(ALLENTOWN, PA) – The Allentown Rescue Mission proudly announces its Clean Team Worker of the Month for November, Matt.

After being discharged from the Marine Corps Reserve, Matt struggled to find meaning and direction in his life. Matt knew he needed help to change his life and is thankful that the Allentown Rescue Mission was there to help him.

He joined the Allentown Rescue Mission’s Transformation Program, took the classes seriously, and excelled in the program. He even shared his faith with other men in the program to help them when they were struggling. In January, he graduated from the program, and in June, he began working with the Clean Team.

Since joining the Clean Team, Matt has had the opportunity to work on many different job assignments such as street cleaning, landscaping, demolition, and property clean-ups. He is very flexible and able to change jobs daily. Matt is always there to fill in if there’s a job that needs to get done.

Matt has been working hard, saving money, and is currently hoping to find a job that is related to his college degree in film and video studies. He has been working on his resume with the help of staff members at the Allentown Rescue Mission, and although it has been difficult for him to explore career opportunities during the pandemic, he is still optimistic about getting a position related to his degree in the future.

Matt is a Christian and attends Life Church. He enjoys reading the Bible and other spiritual books, and he likes writing about his positive life experiences in his journal.

Good luck, Matt, and thank you for being a worker the Clean Team can rely on.

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 946 men per year, and serves over 42,000 meals a year to men in need.


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Information provided to TVL by:
Stefanie Appel
Community Relations
Allentown Rescue Mission