Thomas’s world fell apart when his mom passed away. He and his brother had been caring for their elderly mother due to her declining health. But they were unable to manage on their own after her death. As the bills piled up and money ran out, Thomas and his brother ended up losing their apartment. With nowhere else to go, the brothers lived in their vehicle for several days while they tried to figure out a plan. A beacon of hope came in the form of their sister, who had heard about the programs at the Allentown Rescue Mission and suggested they stay here until they got back on their feet. Thomas came to the Allentown Rescue Mission, where God’s love and gifts from you and other faithful friends provided him with food, shelter and guidance to restore his life. Today, he has a newfound faith and trust in Jesus Christ. He graduated from the program and lives on his own, but continues to work on the Clean Team helping around the Allentown community. “I’m grateful to be here with a good bunch of people, and I’m trying my best to do a good job.” His gratitude belongs to caring friends like you who provide second chances for those who need a helping hand and a fresh start. Thank you.