In Eastern Pennsylvania,, the Allentown Rescue Mission strives day-to-day to take care of the city’s homeless; victims of abuse, mental illness, addiction to drugs or alcohol, or just the nameless many experiencing hard times. One of their tremendous programs is the ‘Clean Team,’ founded in 2008 to help provide temporary transitional employment for formerly homeless men. During their stay on the Clean Team, the mission’s staff teaches them practical workplace values that they can take anywhere: being prompt, ready to work, safe, attentive, productive, flexible, working with others, etc. Serving over 70 men a year, the Clean Team helps change lives.
In an effort to support this noble endeavor, Harbor Freight Tools recently donated 250 pickup tools and 100 pair of work gloves to help provide the supplies needed for the team’s daily labors on the streets of Allentown and surrounding areas. With these tools, they can contract themselves out to do work for the City of Allentown, the Great Allentown Fair, Kutztown Folk Festival, Musikfest and many other venues.
It’s humbling to be able to help others change their lives. I am grateful that Harbor freight was able to have a small part in this good work.