United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley VISTAs Volunteer at New Bethany for MLK Day of Service

On Thursday, February 24, UWGLV VISTAs volunteered at New Bethany Ministries in Bethlehem for MLK Day of Service. VISTAs assisted Laura Stoudt, Northside Service Coordinator at New Bethany, in deep cleaning the common areas and organizing the kitchen.

“It was truly inspirational to see how much of an impact it has to create a healthier eating environment for the community New Bethany services,” said Haley Rogers, LV Community Schools Network VISTA.

New Bethany Ministries is a nonprofit organization providing hope and support to people who experience poverty, hunger and homelessness in the Lehigh Valley. New Bethany addresses immediate needs while also encouraging long-term change that will lift individuals out of poverty.

Americorps encourages every VISTA to participate in this day of direct service, benefiting the communities where they serve.

Americorps VISTA is a national service program that builds permanent infrastructure in non-profit organizations in order to help them more effectively bring individuals and communities out of poverty. To learn more about UWGLV Americorps VISTAs, visit