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Allentown Rescue Mission adds homeless support vehicle

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by ROSARIA STOOPS in Local News

As one travels around the Lehigh Valley, trucks may be seen traveling, parked in customers businesses, or hauling debris and junk promoting the Allentown Rescue Mission’s “The Clean Team,” a transitional return to work program of the Mission employing formerly homeless men.

Recently, the Mission added another vehicle to its fleet to serve a different purpose.

Hairstylist changes lives one haircut at a time

Friday, December 6, 2019 by ROSARIA STOOPS in Local News

Seven years ago, the Allentown Rescue Mission put an article in its monthly newsletter looking for a licensed hairstylist willing to volunteer his or her time to cut the men’s hair.

Jennifer Anders immediately responded to the article, and a connection between her and the Mission was made.

Anders started as a hairstylist after graduating from Upper Bucks Vo-Tech High School in 1995.

Working for the Quakertown Hair Cuttery for the past 22 years, Anders has skillfully achieved the position as the senior designer II for the salon.