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.
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.
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.
Have you driven by the Water Street rail trail crossing in Hellertown since Sunday and wondered why there are scarves, winter hats and gloves tied to the fence and gate there? Those items are there for a reason, and it’s called Project Keep Hellertown Warm.
A Hellertown resident is working hard to help brighten the holidays for area residents–and even pets–in need. Amy Campbell-Musser is collecting donations for both the Center for Animal Health and Welfare–a no-kill animal shelter in Williams Township–and Safe Harbor Homeless Shelter in Easton. She will deliver the donations to both organizations before Christmas, as she has done in years past. Campbell-Musser said the Center for Animal Health and Welfare needs clean
blankets, towels, sheets, pillowcases, wash cloths, dog and cat beds, pillows, bleach, all-purpose cleaner, laundry detergent, dish soap, paper towels, dry food for dogs and cats (Purina One is the preferred cat food but the center will certainly accept other types), wet cat food, cat litter (which is often in short supply), cat treats, toys and monetary donations. The Center for Animal Health and Welfare also has a wish list posted on Amazon Prime.