The Allentown Rescue Mission’s “I AM” billboard campaign highlights the different members of the community that make up the Allentown Rescue Mission. For the holidays, the Allentown Rescue Mission will shift its focus to within. The holiday billboards will showcase our family of program men, staff and Clean Team employees.
Although many of the Allentown Rescue Mission men don’t have traditional families to spend the holidays with, they are not alone. Their family in their time of need are the Allentown Rescue Mission staff and each other. This holiday season, they ate a big thanksgiving dinner, they will open Christmas presents, and they will receive the new year with enthusiasm. Thanks to the community’s generous support, the Allentown Rescue Mission can be a family to hundreds of homeless men throughout the year and can bring hope to those in need.
For over a hundred years, the Allentown Rescue Mission has worked to get homeless men off the streets and into permanent homes and jobs. The staff of the Allentown Rescue Mission is committed to helping these men in need, and they’re not alone. They are supported by members of the community who donate generously. The staff and the community work hard because they know the importance of helping each other and giving people a second chance.
The Allentown Rescue Mission takes a comprehensive approach to reintegrating homeless men back into society. It looks at the individual needs of the men. It provides shelter, meals, medical care, social services, coaching, workforce development classes, faith-based education, and help to find affordable housing to hundreds of homeless men every year. By the time the men are ready to leave the Allentown Rescue Mission, many have found long-term housing, steady work, and reconnected with their families. Thanks to the community’s support, the future is bright for the men of the Allentown Rescue Mission.
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.
· Both sides of the billboard post on Buckeye Rd. by Tank Farm Rd. Emmaus, PA
· Hamilton St. by Elmo St. Allentown, PA
· 15th St. By Sumner Ave. Allentown, PA
· 15th St. by El St. Allentown, PA
· Martin Luther King Jr. Drive by 15th St. Allentown, PA
· S. 3rd St. by Union St. Allentown, PA