August 2020 Newsletter


At the Allentown Rescue Mission, we always work our hardest to be good stewards of your financial donations. With that in mind, one of the many improvements we’re making is cutting our utility costs by converting to LED lighting.

We’ve made small changes: all of our shower lights are now LED; all three stairwells have been converted to LED; our facilities manager (Michael Mauro, in the picture) just switched over the men’s 2nd-floor bathroom today. However, there is more to be done.

If we paid a contractor to update our 30,000 sq. ft. building, the cost would be more than $25,000, but if we do the upgrades ourselves, over time, we will likely spend only $8,000. 

Here’s an idea of energy savings; in the photo above we were using a total of 340 watts combined to light old fluorescent fixtures. We replaced them with LED units utilizing a combined total of 64 watts. Huge savings!

Thank you for your support of what we do! Would you consider donating towards this project today?

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