The American Rescue Workers is a Christian non-profit organization that services low-income families in its community. The ARW headquarters is located in Williamsport, PA. This national organization was founded in 1884 and has multiple branches throughout the country, including the Blair County branch, located at 502 Mulberry Street in Hollidaysburg.


Victor and Deborah La Valla are the new Directors and American Rescue Workers Majors of the Blair branch. They were commissioned here from Canton, Ohio in March of 2015.


Our main office is located at our Clothing Room Location (502 Mulberry Street in Hollidaysburg). This is where we have clothing and material give-aways, which is open to anyone in Blair County who is in need. These regular give-aways happen the first and third Tuesday of every month. The Clothing Room is open from 9:15 am to  11:15 am and from 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm.

We serve more than 200 families each month, equating to about 10 families per day, at our Food Pantry Location (811 Scotch Valley Road in Hollidaysburg). We are able to help families living in the following cities: Hollidaysburg, Duncansville, East Freedom, Martinsburg, Roaring Springs, and Newry.



“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Matthew 25: 35-36.

The American Rescue Workers spreads the love and ministry of Jesus Christ through our service. God commands us to love our neighbor as ourselves and we follow this scripture as our model for how to help others; loving each one into God's Kingdom, one soul at a time. 

Check us out on Facebook at American Rescue Workers Blair County