Clean Team Workforce Employee of the Month for January

The Allentown Rescue Mission’s Clean Team Workforce would like to congratulate Chris W. for not only being selected as Employee of the Month for January but also for being hired full-time at Trinity Glass International, Inc., a local manufacturer of exterior and patio doors.

Chris came to the Emergency Shelter after a falling out with his cousin, with whom he was living. Chris admitted he was “too proud” to take a lower-paying job and couldn’t contribute to the living expenses. The tension with his cousin became unbearable, so Chris moved out.

By the time Chris arrived at the Mission, he knew he needed to make a change in his life. He wanted a “fresh start and to start moving in the right direction.” The Transformation Program provided him with the opportunity to develop a solid biblical foundation, enhance his life skills, and work with the Clean Team Workforce after graduating from the program. Chris developed a long-term plan instead of a quick fix.

He graduated from the Transformation Program in December 2022 and worked at Trinity Glass as a temporary employee through the Clean Team Workforce. After a month of temporary work, Trinity Glass offered Chris permanent employment. Grateful for this opportunity, Chris declared, “This is big for me because I am now able to make and save double the amount of money. The Allentown Rescue Mission helps us save our money to prepare us for living on our own. Being able to save money is a great setup for success once I leave the Mission.”

Eventually, he would like to obtain a forklift certification and a Commercial Driver’s License. Not too long ago, Chris’s future was uncertain. Today, he is making plans to be restored to the community.