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February 14th

“Do I belong here?” One man’s question.

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Derrick doesn’t fit the stereotypical image of a homeless person. He is educated, has enjoyed a professional career and does not struggle with addiction.  Derrick recalled the moment he walked into the Mission’s emergency shelter last year, when someone jokingly told him he didn’t belong there. “You’re right. I don’t belong here, but I have [...]

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January 30th

Mission to participate in Homeless Count

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January’s cold isn’t enough to bring every homeless person indoors, no matter how many shelters are open in the Lehigh Valley. They huddle in cardboard boxes in alleys, wrap themselves in blankets under bridges and overpasses and squat in abandoned buildings. That’s why representatives from local human service organizations, including the Allentown Rescue Mission, will [...]

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January 21st

Mission Taking Extra Precautions Due to Brutally Cold Weather

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The Allentown Rescue Mission is maintaining a Cold Blue alert this week due to the extremely cold weather. When the air outside reaches a “feels-like” temperature of 20-degrees Fahrenheit or lower (taking into consideration the wind-chill factor,) the Mission’s emergency shelter, known as Gateway Center,  will take in any individual who needs a safe place [...]

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January 7th

Allentown Rescue Mission Announces New CEO

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Allentown, PA – The Allentown Rescue Mission announced today the hiring of Chris Aylward as its new Chief Executive Officer. Aylward brings with him over 20 years experience helping homeless and impoverished individuals achieve personal, professional and spiritual growth. Aylward replaces Gary Millspaugh, who served as Executive Director.   “Chris stood out to us for [...]

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December 12th

Players of the Stage Raises $16,500 for Mission

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Players of the Stage Raises $16,500 for Allentown Rescue Mission Local Acting Troupe Surpasses Its Fundraising Goal Allentown, PA – The Allentown Rescue Mission was blessed with an amazing Christmas gift this week. Local acting troupe, Players of the Stage, raised $16,500 for the Mission through their production of the “Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” “We [...]

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December 6th

Mission Parts Ways with Executive Director

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Allentown Rescue Mission Parts Ways with Executive Director Allentown, PA – The Allentown Rescue Mission announced that it has parted ways with its Executive Director, Gary Millspaugh, as part of its ongoing reorganization. “The Mission deeply appreciates Gary’s contributions and the leadership he displayed during his tenure as Executive Director,” said Tom Gibson, Allentown Rescue [...]

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December 6th

Banner Year for Food and Supplies Drive

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Banner Year for Mission’s Food and Supplies Drive Thanks for Giving Nets Nearly 39,000 lbs of Donations Allentown, PA – The Allentown Rescue Mission announced today the results of its 12th annual Thanks for Giving Food and Supplies Drive. Thanks to the overwhelming response of everyone who donated, valuable partnerships with local organizations and the [...]

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November 27th

GivingTuesday Starts Busy Holiday Season at Mission

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We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. This year help create GivingTuesday, the giving season’s opening day. On Tuesday November 27, 2012 charities, families, businesses and individuals are coming together to transform the way people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. It’s a simple idea. [...]

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November 14th

Volunteers Power Mission’s Food & Supplies Drive

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Volunteers Provide Valuable Manpower for Thanks for Giving Drive Major Two-Day Effort Will Net Thousands of Pounds of Donations  Allentown, PA – When it comes to rolling out a major food drive in the Lehigh Valley, volunteers are a critical element to success. Close to 100 volunteers will blanket the region Friday, November 16 and [...]

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November 8th

Mission Helps Boy Scouts Kick-Off Scouting For Food

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Allentown Rescue Mission Helps Boy Scouts Kick-Off Scouting For Food Rescue Mission Among Beneficiaries of This Year’s Food Drive   Allentown, PA (November 8, 2012) – The Allentown Rescue Mission hosted the Boy Scouts of America-Minsi Trails Council press conference Thursday for the kick-off to the 2012 Scouting For Food community food drive.  Scouting For [...]

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