As children most of us are taught that teamwork leads to success, and that was certainly the case this week, when several area organizations partnered to help ensure that 50 children in the Saucon Valley School District received a brand new bicycle for Christmas.
The current economic environment paired with a high-priced housing market and the end of the federal eviction moratorium provides all the ingredients for a “perfect storm” that could lead to an increase in homelessness in the Lehigh Valley area.
The Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley’s Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Dawn Godshall as the organization’s next executive director. Godshall brings a diverse background to the role. She will replace Alan Jennings, who has worked to expand the organization’s reach over the past 40 years.
A local man who has faced the challenge of being homeless is enjoying a happier holiday season thanks to his friends at the Allentown Rescue Mission and his employer, IESI Bethlehem Landfill in Lower Saucon Township.
What better way to put 2020 in the rearview mirror than by decking out your home or business with a dazzling array of twinkling lights. Show off your hard work and help bring joy to others by entering Saucon Source’s 2020 Holiday Lights Contest and Tour, co-sponsored by Bob’s Valley Wide Carpet Care and Blair Custom Homes.
The rapid spread of the coronavirus has caused many Pennsylvania institutions to modify their operations or shut down entirely, but local homeless shelters are still doing their part to support those in need.
No Rain Date, Ep. 15: Braveheart's Andy Lee, Allentown Rescue Mission
Welcome to Episode 15 of No Rain Date, the Saucon Source podcast. In this episode we welcome Braveheart Highland Pub owner Andy Lee, who shares his story of Hellertown business success as well as what makes the pub the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day. Rosaria Stoops, development director for the Allentown Rescue Mission, joins us to talk about her organization’s 120-year history of helping homeless men here in the Lehigh Valley. Josh has the local news roundup–including an important update about the coronavirus and the impact it is having–and Tony from LVWA has the five-day forecast.
An area homeless shelter has some bright new paint on its walls thanks to the generosity of a local business. On Thursday, June 6, employees of the Sherwin-Williams Company of the Lehigh Valley chose the Allentown Rescue Mission for their annual community paint project.