The Salvation Army Lehigh Valley, PA
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The Salvation Army of the Lehigh Valley is pleased to announce it has received a $3,000 sustaining grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will support the Youth Enrichment Program at The Salvation Army Allentown corps.
Providing services that help youth nurture the love of learning are among the highest priorities of The Salvation Army. Through our Corps Community Centers and other facilities, we provide a positive and motivating environment wherein children learn and grow. Our after-school program provides children with nutritious meals, tutoring services, reading assistance, computer access, mentoring, recreational activities, art classes, music instruction and more.
This grant will provide great support to the more than 150 children in Allentown that are enrolled in our Youth Enrichment Program. These children come from low income homes and neighborhoods and The Salvation Army meets their need for after-school and summer program care.
“We want the communities we serve to be vibrant and thriving,” said Carol Obando-Derstine, PPL Electric Utilities- Regional Affairs Director. “Organizations like The Salvation Army do so much to educate children and to revitalize the surrounding neighborhoods. We are pleased to be able to provide support for such an important initiative.”
Thank you PPL!
The Allentown Corps has been selected as an EverFi site and we could not be more honored to provide this opportunity to the children we serve!
Easton Job Fair a True Success
Please click the picture below which will take you to The Morning Call's photo gallery of our recent Job Fair. At this event we had over 100 people attend looking for employment with 22 employers on site who were looking to hire!
Watch the PBS-39 'Trailer' Video Below Featuring The Salvation Army
Be on the lookout in the spring of 2016 for our full 30 minute Lehigh Valley documentary!
More then 450 children from 52 different schools across the Lehigh Valley were assisted on August 26, 2016 through our Back-to-School events. All of these children now have what they need to succeed academically and also received haircuts, pizza and encouragement to do well this school year! We would like to thank: Olympus Corporation, The Express Times/Lehigh Valley Live.com, Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church and community supporters for their assistance with our 2016 Back-to-School event.
Congratulations Joyce Reed-Ebling!
Joyce recieved a Senaate Proclamtion honoring her years of volunteer service which make the Lehigh Valley a better place to live.
Joyce Reed-Ebling, mother to Andre, Dion, Tyrone and Teshia Reed was the Allentown Corps Social Service Director in the late 1990’s before starting employment in the Parkland School District where she continues to work today. Since then, Joyce has continued to volunteer countless hours every year coordinating the Angel Tree program to ensure that impoverished children have a Merry Christmas. This holiday program assists more than 500 impoverished children each holiday season!