Kevin J. worked as a machine operator for seven years before two serious events occurred. In 2017, Kevin was involved in a car accident which shattered his ankle and fractured his wrist. Then in 2021, while driving home from work, he was caught in gang crossfire and shot in the chest three times. He was lucky to be alive but unfortunately was not able to work and lost his job. Eventually after physical therapy for both injuries, he was able to work again, but didn’t earn enough money to pay his rent. This is when he found the Allentown Rescue Mission.
Kevin heard about the Transformation Program while he was residing in the Emergency Shelter. After reflecting on his life, Kevin concluded that God led him to the Mission and to the Transformation Program. He believes that God saved his life both times in his accidents and he wanted to grow closer to the God who saved him. The program also helped him calm his anxiety and relieve his anger. His only complaint was that his time in the program was too short.
Kevin is working for the Clean Team Workforce and is in the process of attaining his driver’s license. Eventually, he would like to get his CDL license and become an over the road truck driver so he can support his family and see the United States at the same time. He would love to be able to watch his kids grow up and be present with them.