Hammering Home Honor:
Seeking Post 9/11 Veterans
Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity (GCHFH), an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), has stepped forward with a commitment to serve veterans through an expansion of its mission: building safe, decent, and affordable housing.
GCHFH is now affiliate member of the HFHI program Veterans Build, which seeks to build a network of Habitat affiliates, military, veteran service organizations, non-profits, and sponsors that will increase the capacity to serve the housing needs of veterans through home ownership.
The goals of Veterans Build are both aggressive and comprehensive. New construction, barrier-free renovation, rehabs, and repairs are the core effort. However, other goals include financial education/counseling, volunteerism, utilization of veterans’ skills/experience, and advocacy through community relations. More information can be found at: Veterans Build HFHI
Executive Director Tony Isabella, a U.S. Navy Veteran, feels that, “Serving the housing needs of veterans and active duty military represents a substantive way to recognize and honor their service and sacrifice.”
Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1986, has built 37 houses, which includes a major subdivision in Clayton. Four houses are currently in production. GCHFH receives no financial support from its parent organization: HFHI. It’s mission is funded through grants, private donations, and its retail operation RESTORE in Pitman.
Inquiries regarding volunteer opportunities, donating, and homeownership are welcome. You may contact GCHFH at (856) 256-9400, visit our website at www.gc-habitat.org, or come see us at the RESTORE located at 425 S Broadway, Pitman, NJ.