Clean Team Workforce Employee of the Month for May

The Allentown Rescue Mission’s Clean Team Workforce congratulates its Employee of the
Month for May, Dwight S.

Dwight worked in shipping and receiving for a company in Tamaqua, PA for over 20 years.
Unfortunately, he was among many employees laid off indefinitely due to the economic
downturn from the pandemic.

Then in 2021, Dwight’s mother passed away. He inherited the house but could not maintain
homeowner’s insurance without a job. As fate would have it, in October of 2023, a fire engulfed
Dwight’s home. Without insurance, he lost everything. He received help from the Red Cross and
found refuge at several local shelters, but eventually ended up at the Allentown Rescue Mission.
While staying in the Emergency Shelter, Dwight learned about the Mission’s two other

He joined the Transformation Program so he could take classes to learn new skills
and then after graduation be eligible to work for the Clean Team Workforce. Dwight had not
been exposed to religion most of his life, but he was interested in learning about God and the
Bible. He also couldn’t wait to start working, save money, and rebuild his life.

Dwight graduated from the Transformation Program on April 26, 2024, and started working on
the Clean Team Workforce the following Monday. He has been working hard on landscaping
jobs, but his goal is to return to warehousing. He is a good worker and performs the job to the
best of his ability every day. Dwight hopes that he will be able to find a job and move back to the
Tamaqua area.

Good luck, Dwight, and thank you for your hard work.