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New Bethany Ministries Receives Grant from PPL Foundation for Housing Advocacy

The generous $20,000 grant will go towards housing advocacy for low-income households.  New Bethany Ministries (NBM) is pleased to announce it has received a $20,000 grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will support NBM’s Housing Advocacy program by funding half the salary of one housing advocate.  NBM’s Housing Advocacy Program was initially announced last…

by on January 25, 2023

A Look Back at Luminaria Night 2022

As New Bethany Ministries settles into 2023, we reflect on the year behind us, including 2022’s celebratory 25th annual Luminaria Night. Saturday, December 10, 2022, was a success due to good weather, widespread participation, and, most importantly, our dedicated volunteers. Luminaria Night relies on volunteers; this year, 413 volunteers offered 652.5 hours of hard work. …

by on January 23, 2023

New Bethany Ministries Promotes Lupita Bonilla to Director of Residential Services

New Bethany Ministries (NBM), located in Bethlehem, PA, recently promoted staff member Lupita Bonilla to director of residential services. In her new role, Lupita will expand her duties by overseeing caretakers, residential advisor staff, and residential programs and providing resident case management. Lupita began her career as the transitional housing manager at NBM in December…

by on October 19, 2022

New Bethany Ministries to Hold 25th Annual Luminaria Night

New Bethany Ministries (NBM) will host its 25th annual Luminaria Night on December 10, 2022. All funds raised will benefit NBM’s mission to offer hope and support to those experiencing poverty, hunger, and homelessness. In 2021, $148,607.92 was raised through kit purchases and donations, with a total of 92,424 candles displayed throughout the Lehigh Valley. …

by on October 17, 2022

New Bethany Ministries Expands Housing Advocacy Program 

  With a generous grant, the organization has placed housing advocates in three additional Bethlehem Area School District schools. New Bethany Ministries (NBM) has partnered with the Bethlehem Area School District (BASD) to expand its school presence. Members of the BASD school board recently approved increasing NBM housing advocate positions in three supplementary locations through…

by on October 17, 2022

Motivated By Growth: New Bethany’s Finance Team

To fulfill New Bethany Ministries’ mission of supporting those experiencing hunger, poverty, and homelessness, a strong finance team is vital to ensuring we can best serve our community with the funding we receive.    Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Bethany Ministries has tripled in size, to be able to serve an ever increasing…

by on September 30, 2022

New Bethany Ministries to Host 31st Annual Souper Day

New Bethany Ministries (NBM) will hold its 31st annual Souper Day on Friday, October 7, 2022, at 12 PM at The Event Center at blue in Bethlehem, PA. Funds raised from the event will be used to support New Bethany’s ongoing efforts to combat housing and food insecurity in the Lehigh Valley.  “This year we…

by on September 7, 2022

New Bethany’s Choice Food Pantry: Feeding the Lehigh Valley

As part of New Bethany’s mission to end food insecurity in the Lehigh Valley, our Choice Food Pantry has provided Lehigh Valley community members in need with healthy and nutritious food items for many years. With the rise in grocery costs, the number of people the pantry serves has increased by 150%. For those experiencing…

by on August 24, 2022

Humans of New Bethany — Corey

When his marriage fell apart, Corey’s wife had custody of their two sons. When she was no longer able to care for them, he found himself without a place to stay and caring for his sons. He says he didn’t know which way to turn. As a hard-working forklift driver, asking for help was difficult…

by on August 17, 2022

Humans of New Bethany — Eugene

Human of New Bethany, Eugene, came to New Bethany in July 2020 when his employer discovered that he had been sleeping in his storage unit. Despite working a full-time job, Eugene couldn’t find affordable housing. Soon after he connected with New Bethany, Eugene was provided with a room through New Bethany’s Single Room Occupancy Program….

by on July 25, 2022

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